Ants are probably one of the most annoying and troublesome pests that you can encounter as a homeowner or business owner. What they lack in size, they make for in for in sheer number. A large colony of ants may contains hundreds of thousands, even millions of ants in it.
Ants are problematic in several ways. First and foremost, they like many of the same foods we do. While they may be fine with enjoying a meal after we have partaken in a certain food, not too many people are willing to eat something that was covered in ants. Basically, they ruin or food. Depending on the amount of food they get to, this can be very costly. Another issue, depending on the species, is that some ants can bite. Even though they may be small, some ants can inflict quite a bit if pain.
Ants live to find food and moisture. Without both they cannot survive. Ants have been known to travel relatively long distances to find food. Once they find this food, they leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow. Once other ants follow the trail, leaving their own pheromone trail, it reinforces the validity of the path to food. Soon, workers will follow the trail in the hundreds or even thousands. This is the characteristic “ant trail” you find in the morning when you leave some food out.
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Ants can be one of the most difficult pests to deal with. You can spray and treat for short term results, only to have the ants come right back. Let Eary Termite and Pest Control put their 35 years of experience to work for you and your ant problem. Call us today for a consultation.