Small ants are brown, black, red or yellow between 1/16″ to 1/4″ inch long. Most small ants found in Wisconsin within structures include: pavement ant, small honey ant, thief ant, little black ant and acrobat ant. Some small ants are capable of painful stings in addition to releasing formic acid. Most small ants are considered a nuisance pest.
Can small ants harm me?
Some ants are capable of delivering a painful sting enhanced by releasing formic acid. Most small ants in Wisconsin are considered to be a nuisance pest.
Do small ants cause damage?
Some small ants, like the acrobat ant, have been found in old carpenter ant chambers and water damaged structures. Several other species of small ants can live inside the structure but do not cause structural damage.
What can I do?
Look to reduce moisture in your home or building making the environment undesirable, preventing these pests from establishing. Remove or repair any rotten or damaged wood on or in your home or building. In addition, trimming foliage and branches away from your structure will help reduce moisture issues and prevent ants from getting on the building. Cleaning up food spillage and good sanitation can help in the reduction of these nuisance pests.
Why contact Terminator Pest Control?
Once we properly identify the ant species, we will inspect your home or building for structural and sanitation conditions that may contribute to an ant infestation. We will strive to make a low environmental impact and strategic applications specifically designed for small ant control. We also will make recommendations on what you can do to prevent further infestations.