Little Black Ant
Color: Dark Brown or Black
Size: 1.4 to 4mm
Scientific Name: Monomorium minimum
Little Black Ant FAQs
Are little black ants harmful?
Little black ants are not considered dangerous. While they have both biting mandibles and a stinger, their small size prevents them from having any noticeable effect on humans. However, they are still considered a nuisance due to their tendency to invade homes and get into food items.
What attracts small black ants in the house?
Vegetables, ripe fruits, and other food items that are left exposed will ultimately attract tiny black ants. So, keep them in a sealed container or in the refrigerator. Clean the pet bowls once they are empty. Make sure there are no crumbs or spillage.
Will ants go away on their own?
Most likely, you’ll be able to find their food source — whether it’s a juice spill or a dirty spoon in the dishwasher — and where they’re getting in, too. Typically if you clean up the spill, the ants will go away on their own (until next time).
Where are these little black ants coming from?
Ants usually come indoors in search of food or a nesting habitat. Even small amounts of food, like pet food crumbs, can attract hordes of industrious ants. Ants are one of Earth’s most successful animals and comprise more than 13,000 species.