We have been plagued with little black ants this year. My friends say it’s also been an issue for them.
For a while we couldn’t figure out what kind of ants they were: sweet-loving or grease-loving. When Charlie cleaned out the yellow planter (above) in which he had some candy he realized the ants had eaten half of a lollipop.
We would also see them on the counter next to the sink if it was wet. Ultimately we think they were looking for a drink of water and are sweet-loving ants.
We used two different methods simultaneously. First we used conventional ant traps which we placed in their path along the counter between the kitchen and dining room.
We have no children nor pets in the house so we sprinkled a bit of the mixture near where we thought they were entering.
We also were careful to dry the coffee bar counter every time we ran water.
We’ve seen a great diminution of ants in the past few days.
We’re not really sure if the colony is dying out or just going elsewhere for water since it has been raining for almost a week.
How do you control pests?