Sugar ants do bite, but the bite is not painful. If a sugar ant locates a source of sugar, a home can quickly become infected by thousands of ants.
Sugar ants are nocturnal in nature, so the extent of an infestation may not be readily apparent during the daytime. If an infestation does occur, it is important to thoroughly clean any stains or food droppings on which the ants can feed. Additionally, food containers should be checked to ensure their lids are tightly secured.
While sugar ants are more likely to feast on foods that are high in sugar, they will also eat meats, cheeses and even other insects.