There are more than 10,000 ant species that occur worldwide however only about 25 species commonly infest homes. Ants eat all kind of food, but are especially attracted to sweets. Ants can live from several weeks to several years. Depending on the species,
they can range in size from (2 to 25 mm). While most of the ants are considered harmless, but few of them - such as fire ants, which sting and carpenter ants, which damage wood - can become more than a nuisance and pose
threats to your family's health and property.
Ants have a narrow "waist" between the abdomen and thorax and they have a broad waist. Ants also have large heads, elbowed antennae, and powerful jaws. Ants are social insects, which mean they typically live in large groups or colonies. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants. Their structured nest communities may be located underground, in ground-level mounds, or in trees. There are three kinds of ants in a colony: The queen (or queens), the female workers, and males. Ant communities are headed by a queen whose function in life is to lay thousands of eggs that will ensure the survival of the colony. Depending on the species, a colony may have one queen or many queens. Workers (the ants typically seen by humans) are wingless females that never reproduce, but instead forage for food, care for the queen's offspring, work on the nest, protect the community, and perform many other duties. Male ants often have only one role—mating with the queen soon after which they may die.
Don’t let ants destroy your home.
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After Identifying the ant species, we start the treatment process which includes: wiping them with soapy water or spray with window cleaner. Locate entry points & fill those with petroleum jelly. Put out bait stations or apply gel bait at entry points. Baits take time to work, so we continue to clean up trails.