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How Do I Get Rid of Ants In The Kitchen?

How Do I Get Rid of Ants In The Kitchen?

First you need to identify the species of the ants in the kitchen. Innovative Pest Solutions can provide you with top of the line pest control measures when it comes to ants in the kitchen. Three of the most common ants found in the Raleigh, Cary, Durham triangle area kitchens are the Acrobat Ant, the Odorous House Ant, and the Little Black Ant. These three Raleigh, NC pests can be easily identified.

Just as its name implies, the Little Black Ant is very small (1/16-inch or 2mm) and black. They are commonly found on kitchen counters walking in line formation.


The Odorous House Ant can also be found on kitchen counters, but usually not in a line but in a more random pattern. (These ants on the exterior of the house will have specific trails that can be followed as the video below shows) The Odorous House Ant is almost twice as big as the Little Black Ant and when you crush one with your finger they have a peculiar rotten coconut smell. If you don’t notice a smell after crushing it, then it’s probably not an Odorous House Ant.


If the rear body part (the abdomen) of the ant is shaped like a heart, then you have an Acrobat Ant.

Now that you have identified the type of ants, how do you get them out of the Raleigh home? In the case of the Little Black Ants and the Acrobat Ants, it’s best to try to trail them back to their source, usually outside. Once you have found the colony you can treat it with an appropriately labeled insecticide to eliminate them.

With the Odorous House Ant it is best to use baits. They normally have more than one colony and a treatment with most insecticides will cause the survivors to split-up into even more colonies.

A homeowner who doesn’t mind putting in the time and effort it takes to be rid of them can sometimes handle a small ant infestation; but larger infestations with multiple colonies should really be left to the professionals in order to save themselves a lot of time, money, and frustration.

Since Innovative Pest Solutions is a locally owned Raleigh Pest Control company we have many years of experience dealing with this Raleigh Pest. If you need help with your ant infestation just give the Raleigh Pest Control Company that is on your side, Innovative Pest Solutions a call.