How to get rid of ants in our house and on second floor!!!

Asked June 29, 2019, 7:15 PM EDT

We have ants in our house from time to time. We’ve been noticing them recently in large numbers on our second floor in bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. How can we stop them from getting into our house and how are they getting on the upper level? They are mostly tiny ants that are super quick. Look like common ants but smaller and fast.

Macomb County Michigan

1 Response

Hi,

Please send me some of those ants so I can ID them.

To preserve and protect fragile specimens, it’s always best to submit insects in a small leak proof vial filled with rubbing alcohol or vinegar (the postal service prefers you send them in vinegar). Place the vial in a small zip-lock baggie, then in a small box or mailing tube and mail to

Diagnostic Services
578 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing MI 48824-6469

Be sure to include a note with your contact information including your email address.

You can download one of our submittal forms here:

https://pestid.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MSU-DS-Form-012-001-version-2.0.pdf

Here is our location: https://pestid.msu.edu/location/

Regards, Howard