How to Get Rid of Ghost Ants
Because ghost ants are so small, they can get into your house through openings around doors and windows, as wells as cracks in foundations. They are also sometimes accidentally brought inside on infested plants. Once inside, ghost ants feed on sweets such as sugar, cereal and syrup.
These type of ants often appear on kitchen or bathroom counters and sinks. These intrepid pests also build nests indoors and out, even in wall voids or spaces between kitchen cabinets.
Do Ghost Ants Bite?
Ghost ants do not sting and typically don’t bite unless someone or something threatens their nest. Most incidents of ghost ant bites result in little discomfort and little or no evidence of a reaction to the bite.
This type of ant can become a serious household or business pest because it will build nests both inside and outside properties. While ghost ants are sweets eaters, they also feed on greasy foods.
Preventing Ghost Ants
The first step in preventing ghost ant infestations is a thorough inspection. The following are a few prevention tips:
- Look for places that might attract ghost ants around the outside of your property.
- Move firewood piles away from the house.
- Pull mulch away from your foundation to create a “dry zone” that the ants will avoid.
- Make sure exterior doors close snugly.
- Replace weather stripping where it is missing.
- People who have brick properties often place small squares of plastic screen into weep holes to keep ants from utilizing them as entrances.
Professional Ghost Ants Pest Control Services
Time and patience is necessary when controlling ghost ants. Ghost ants can have multiple nesting sites. Therefore, they are typically best left to a pest control professional.
Our team at City Pest Control is trained to help manage ghost ants and similar pests. Every building or home is different. Therefore, your City Pest Control technician will design a unique program for your situation. Contact us with the link below to schedule your ghost ant pest control services with us today!