Sugar Ants Boynton BeachAs residents of South Florida, the odds are that you are quite familiar with ants. These pests sneak into our homes in search of food and once they find some they are there to stay. Ants are attracted to scraps of food, particularly that of sugary foods, taking the food back to their colony and continuously returning to the food source until something stops them.

Most people in West Palm Beach think that a trip to the store for ant killer insecticide will do the trick, but unless you know what you are doing you could cause more harm than good. Store bought pesticides and poisons can be potentially harmful to the health of your household, especially to your children and pets.

By getting in touch with your local ant control company in West Palm Beach, Native Pest Management, you can relax knowing that your ant infestation will be quickly, and effectively taken care of. While there are a number of different ant species here in the West Palm Beach area, there are two species of ants that you are most likely to see in your home — ghost ants and sugar ants.

Ant Infestations In West Palm Beach

Ghost ants (Tapinoma melanocephalum) are among the most common ants that we see inside of homes in the West Palm Beach area. Ghost ants get their name from their pale colored legs and abdomen that act as a camouflage of sorts. Often times, when we receive a call from a customer saying that they have a sugar ant infestation, the culprit usually ends up being the ghost ant, as, like most sugar eating ants, the ghost ant is very small. Ghost ants range in size with the most common sizes being within 1.3 to 1.5 millimeters long. What makes this pest especially invasive is their ability to redistribute and move entire nests quickly in response to a threat, so If you believe to have gotten rid of them, they may have just moved.

Ghost ants, being extremely small, can easily enter your home by hitching a ride in on a houseplant, or even by crawling through the openings around your doors. Once inside your home, ghost ants will feed on sugary foods like sweets, cereals, syrups, and whatever else they can find easy access to inside of your pantry. Ghost ants are considered to be difficult pests to get rid of because once they find a food source they will establish anywhere from one, to multiple colonies within close proximity of the food source.

Native Pest Management: Your Source For Quality Ant Control

At Native Pest Management, we understand the annoyance that ghost ants can cause within your home. Because of this, we offer ghost ant treatments and removal services in West Palm Beach and it’s surrounding areas. If you believe that you have a ghost ant infestation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Because the best way to get rid of ghost ants is to call Native Pest Management today.  

We look forward to providing our ghost ant control services and leaving you with a pest free home.