Help identifying ants

Asked November 12, 2015, 1:52 PM EST

I have ants in my pantry and am wondering if you can help determine what kind they are so I can figure out how to get rid of them. They are teeny tiny (about 1/16 of an inch) and dark brown. Sometimes I see only 2-3 per day for days at a time and then I'll have a day where there are 50-100 of them attempting to feast on something in my pantry. We put out a general ant bait and it appears to have done nothing. Any help would be much appreciated!

Fort Bend County Texas

1 Response

http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/ipm/ent-6003/ The small size (thank you for measuring) and stubby body suggests that these are rover ants. Rover ants can be difficult to control, but I have had some success with liquid ant baits indoors (Terro and Hot Shot are two brands that sell liquid ant baits). Outdoors, treat windows and other openings with Ortho Home Defense or similar pyrethroid http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/ipm/ent-6003/ insecticide spray. See http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/household/ants-house/ent-2013/