Ok, I may be dating myself but if you grew up watching The Family Film Festival with host Tom Hatten you will surely remember one of the most terrifying movies of that time. THEM!
Basically, atomic testing in New Mexico cause common sugar ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. Can you imagine? Well watching it back now it almost makes me giggle at what as a child gave me nightmares for days.
You know what gives me nightmares nowadays? Waking up in the middle of the night to devour some Mega Stuffed Oreos or “the devils cookies” as like to call them and finding the package invaded by sugar ants! Now that is just a plain tragedy.
What Are Sugar Ants?
In all reality, most ants can be referred to as “Sugar Ants” because most ants require carbs and as our thighs will tell us, there are plenty of carbs in sugar.
In the warmer months the sugar ants if possible will opt to stay outside feeding on the nectar or honeydew of plants but as the days grow colder and the plants grow more scarce their instinct is to forage inside your home and attack your Oreos!
How To Get Rid of Sugar Ants.
Successful sugar ant control means a having a good plan of action. Here are a few steps that help you in keeping the sugar ants away:
- Trim trees and shrubs so they do not touch your home
- Clear decorative bark 5-6 inches away from your homes foundation, making it easy to monitor any ant trails or crevices that may allow entrance.
- If you do see any cracks or crevices, apply some caulk to seal them up.
Next it is always a good idea to preventatively spray treat your homes perimeter. Depending on the pesticide you choose, the label will specify when, where and how often to treat. HowToPest.com has many professional pesticides that will control any ant you may have an issue with or want to prevent. Click Here to see! Already have a sugar ant issue in your home? Try our ant baits, these are a great option because the ants will take the bait back to the nest and share, wiping the whole colony out! If you still have any questions you can chat with our experts! A proactive ant control program will keep your Oreos safe at all times!