Sugar ants or Pharaoh ants can cause an ant infestation easily because they often live and breed inside walls of a home or business. A sugar ant infestation causes sanitation issues because they are attracted to food and sugars. Keeping your home clean can help prevent ant infestations. While there are over the counter ant control treatments available, these usually aren’t effective treatments for sugar ants. A pest control company with certified pest control services will use ant baits to attract and get rid of sugar ants.