What do ants eat?


Ants like to eat a lot of food that humans do: salt, fat and sugar. They may also eat other insects. Anything you can do to remove exposed human and animal food, clean up spills, and seal or take out the garbage can help mitigate your ant problem. Don’t let your floors become an ant buffet!

Keep It Clean
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5 Ways to Remove Ant Food

  1. Clean up food and drink spills right away
  2. Store all food in sealed, airtight containers
  3. Avoid leaving dirty dishes out
  4. Wipe down sticky jars of food items
  5. Regularly sweep and mop floors
Did you know?

Outdoors, plant-feeding insects such as aphids produce a sticky substance that many ants eat. This substance may be found on the leaf itself, or any surfaces under it.

Keep Ants from Water

Ants are as attracted to water as they are to food, so it’s important to keep surfaces in your home dry–including sinks!

Ants Make Trails
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When one ant finds food or water, they will lay down a chemical trail that guides other worker ants to the source – you will see trails of ants going back and forth from the food or water.