Don’t let ants take over your home…

Call us now to help with any ant or other pest control issues!

  • Get the proven solution to safely eliminate ants from your home
  • Join our more than 500,000 happy customers
  • Get rid of ants before they become a problem
  • For a limited time, get $50 OFF1 Pest Control2 from a pest control expert in our network.

What Do Ants Like To Eat?

Need to get rid of ants? Read on to learn the answers to all of your important questions. Need help? Call our professionals today to get started.

Schedule Today!

Knowing Which Foods Attract Which Ants

There are more than 12,000 different species of ants in the world and around 1,000 of them live in the United States. Different kinds of ants are attracted to different types of foods, however most ants are quite opportunistic and will eat just about anything, though they do have preferences. 

Knowing what kinds of foods attract which types of ants is paramount for complete pest control. If you are aware of which foods attract which types of ants, you are better prepared to take the necessary steps toward protecting your home.

Foods That Attract Ants

The number one type of food that ants are attracted to is sugar. Any food that is high in sugar will be attractive to ants: syrup, juice, soda, candy, jelly and any other sweet food will always be alluring to ants. 

Many kinds of ants feed mostly on protein. These ants are attracted to greasy foods or foods that are high in fat content. Ants that are attracted to greasy foods will be attracted to not just the food itself, but any remnants that may have been left behind in items such as wrappers or other containers which once held protein-rich food.

Some Ants Develop Their Own Food

Other ants are attracted to fungus, flesh from dead animals and practically anything else that is made of organic material. Some ants species are actually predatory and will kill other insects on purpose for their food source. Others are more like scavengers and seek out dead insects to feed off of. 

Some species of ant have been known to cultivate or farm for their food. Leaf cutter ants cultivate a fungus by creating a kind of “farm” from semi-digested plant material they have collected. Others help cultivate other insect populations like aphids so that they can “milk” them for their honeydew, their preferred food source. This is referred to as “dairying.”

Find A Pest Specialist For Ant Control

If you are concerned about ants and ant control for your home, please give us a call or fill out the form on this page. PestControlExperts.com is a team of experts who are highly qualified to provide the best recommendations for you and your home, no matter which part of the United States you live in.

Call 855-891-5410

Interested in other recommendations?

Call to Get Started

Get Your FREE Quote!

Call 855-891-5410

To Get Started

Call to Get Started

© 2022 PestControlExperts.com, all rights reserved. Some restrictions may apply. Read our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

The creator of this review received compensation by RMICPA, LLC on behalf of Terminix®. This review is the opinion of its creator and its claims are not endorsed or evaluated by RMICPA, LLC.

1/* - Treatments and Covered Pests defined in your Plan. Limitations apply. See Plan for Details

2 - SAVE $50 on a Terminix® Pest Control Plan or $50 OFF pest control: Offer valid only at participating locations. Single-family dwelling units only. Requires purchase of a new annual residential pest control plan. Offer may not be combined with other offers, bundled service offerings or discounts. Additional limitations apply. Not valid for existing pest control customers. Offer expires 12.31.2020.

3 - $50 OFF Quick Guard® Mosquito Service: Offer valid only at participating locations. Single-family dwelling units only. Requires purchase of an annual Mosquito Service Agreement. Offer may not be combined with other offers or discounts. Additional limitations apply. See agreement for details. NOT AVAILABLE IN NY, VT, NH AND PORTIONS OF CT. Offer expires 12.31.2020

4 - Save 10% on a termite plan+: Offer valid only at participating locations. Single-family dwelling units only. Offer may not be combined with any other offers or discounts. Discount applies to purchase of new annual termite treatment plans only; discount does not apply to Dual Advantage Protection Plans, bundled service offerings or termite coverage plans. Additional limitations apply. Not valid for existing termite customers. Offer expires 12/31/2020.

# - Exclusive web offer only. This product is not sponsored by, endorsed or affiliated with Terminix®