Sugar Ants

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 foods.

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.