White-Footed Ants

UF/IFAS Extension SFYL follower MJA said ants have invaded the house. View the photo on Instagram here.

Question:

What type of ants are featured in the photo, and how do you manage them?

Answer: White-footed Ants

Lyle Buss, University of Florida entomologist, identified the ants as white-footed ants. He said they are tough to control, but liquid sweet baits work best.

If you would like your bug identified and additional information, a great place to start is your local County Extension Office. With an office located in every county, it has never been easier to partner with the University of Florida and your local County Government.

Send your question and bug photo to your local County Extension Office, and they will gladly answer all inquiries. To find an office near you, visit the Solutions for Your Life website, or contact us at sfyl@ifas.ufl.edu.

Photo Credit: MJA