Adult ants are unable to ingest hard, solid food particles. They ingest only liquids which are sucked from the food material or smaller particles in suspension. However, they can carry large food items in their mandibles, with or without help from other workers.
Sometimes an Ant colony may establish a nest near the edge of a foundation slab, from which the foragers will move inward along plumbing and electrical entries, or through cracks and expansion joints in the foundation.
Carpenter ants are occasionally found nesting in perfectly dry environments inside hollow veneer doors and other void areas. They may be found nesting in a cavity in insulation above a ceiling or in a wall void.
Fire Ant – Nest entrances may be craters in the ground scatters over an area of from 2-4 square feet or under boars and stones by a tuft of grass, in cracks in concrete and underneath the house.
Red Ants infests any type of land except swampy areas and dense forests, constructing large, hard, earthen mounds that interfere with cultivating and harvesting operations and cause damage to farm machinery.
Black widow Spiders and brown recluse Spiders in buildings are similar to those of any building invading Spiders in corners, under and behind furniture and household appliances, in undisturbed clutter in garage and debris under buildings.
Termite pellets may be in conical piles if they have dropped only a short distance, or they may be scattered if they have fallen from a greater distance, as from a ridgepole, rafter, or sheathing, to the floor of the attic.
Oriental cockroaches prefer dark moist areas such as porches, crawl spaces, basement and floor drains.
Most Cockroaches deposit their egg case in a protected location soon after it is formed and a few others keep the egg case partially lodged in the abdomen.
Sometimes the ant colony may establish a nest near the edge of a foundation slab from which the foragers will move inward along plumbing and electrical entries or through cracks and expansion joints in the foundation.