This is the seventh installment of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
Despite their name, sugar ants aren’t sweet – they’re a pain! In fact, they aren’t actually sugar ants at all. These ants are part of a species with the common name of pharaoh ants.
However, since this type of ant’s diet consists mainly of sweets, people have given them the nickname “sugar ants”. These ants are often found trailing their way to food items in your cabinets containing sugar, or will even gather around a drop of something or crumb of food on your counter.
Every year, we see several Florida homes that have these small little pests. If you have tiny black ants that don’t bite, you might have sugar ants (pharaoh ants).
Another clue that you have pharaoh ants: Do you keep killing the ants and they seem to come back no matter what?