Four Types of Food That Attract Ants

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When you see a little ant crawling through your kitchen, do you wonder what it’s searching for? There are different types of food that attract ants, and ant species each have different nutritional needs, so it’s not easy to pinpoint the culprit.

Four Types of Food That Attract Ants

Like humans, ants require a mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in their diets, and there are plenty of ways they can satisfy this need in your kitchen.

1. Carbohydrates

Ants know how to carbo-load, and most of them prefer this diet when food is available. Some of the foods in your cabinet that will attract ants are:

  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Cereal
  • Oats
  • Bread
  • Dog food

2. Sweets

It’s not necessarily the sugar they’re looking for, but the carbohydrate that is satisfied by consuming sweets.

  • Candy
  • Gum
  • Lollipops
  • Sugar
  • Syrup
  • Honey
  • Soda
  • Juice

3. Protein

Yes, some ant varieties crave protein, too. Some foods that satisfy this need are:

  • Lunch meat
  • Cooked meat
  • Cheese
  • Other insects (that might be lurking in your kitchen!)

4. Fats and oils

To reach their recommended intake of fat, ants will search your home for:

  • Nuts
  • Seeds

Keep Ants out with Help.

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