Little Black Ants-In Winter
Its the middle of winter and you are seeing little black ants. In Metro Boston, we see Pavement ants and White Footed ants showing up inside, especially in kitchens and finished basements and also around fireplaces and furnaces. The solution is simple, clean the areas of food, and use an appropriate bait along the ant trails. The ants should be gone in 24 hours. A small number of ants may be seen around 7 to 10 days later as the ants pupate inside the colony and emerge, but the remaining bait at the ant trails will make sure this is a brief event. If the bait has dried out or become compromised, rebait the trails.
-Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.
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