The term “sugar ant” is not a proper ant species, however, the
name is frequently used to describe many different ant species.
“Sugar ants” are associated with small ants that don’t sting. In
fact, the general public often refers to Pharaoh ants, odorous house ants
and acrobat ants as
“sugar ants” due to their strong attraction to sugar-based
These actual species vary based on habits and biology, so it’s
important to contact a licensed pest professional if an infestation
is suspected in the home. A professional can properly identify the
ant species and recommend a course of treatment.