What can be done to get rid of very small black ants in our condo?

Asked by Glenn Summers
Melbourne, FL

Things are about the size of a pin head and we can't find a way to get rid of them. Bug guy's have sprayed, washed and dusted every where and they still come back. Looking for some thing that is safe, doesn't stink theplace up and will work. Removal of evrything in cabinets and washing with pine sol and vinegar hasn't worked. Painting with some magic chase em away stuff has no affect. They're driving us nuts. Set something down on a kitchen counter [with no signs of the ants] and come back 10 minutes later and they're all over it. 


Answered by Larry Wallace

Rowlett, TX

Advanced Energy Solutions

October 1, 2012

I would try a product called Terro Ant Killer. It contains borax and sweet syrup.

These ants sound like they are the "sweet" ants you hear about. I had them a few years ago. We used this product and it got rid of them.

It does take about a week or so. The key is to use a multi prong approach. Wipe, clean, vacuum and treat. Repeat.

Let me know how it works.


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