Very active insects, black ants nest outdoors, in ceilings and under paving. Foraging worker ants cause a nuisance indoors as they travel widely in search of food, following well defined trails and clustering around the food source. Sweet foods are preferred. They are not only an unpleasant sight but can damage food used for human consumption.
Black ants found indoors are worker ants looking for food to bring back to their colonies. To keep them outdoors, homeowners should ensure that kitchens and other food surfaces are free from sugary substances and crumbs.
Spring & Summer