Pest Identification

Learn More About the Pests Invading Your Home

Sugar Ants



  • Sugar ants get their name because they collect sugary nectar, plant secretions, and honeydew sap from sapsucking insects
  • They are commonly found in suburban areas, forests, and woodlands
  • Sugar ants prefer warm and humid climates, and become more active during the summer
  • They have orange-brown bodies, and black heads and mandibles
  • Sugar ants are small to medium sized – ranging from 2 to 15mm in length
  • They are nesters, forming nests behind walls, holes in woods, between rocks, or in the soil
  • They are primarily nocturnal, but some species can be seen during the day
  • Winged male sugar ants are completely black, while female workers have orange-colored bodies.