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Common types of ants

 

Acrobat, army, carpenter, field, fire ants etc.

 

Five facts about ants

 

  • Ants hold the record for the fastest movement in the animal kingdom.
  • Ants can be found on every single continent except Antarctica.
  • Ants are social insects which live in colonies.
  • Ants don't have ears, and some of them don't have eyes!
  • The largest ant's nest ever found was over. 3,700 miles wide!

 

Risks of ants

Ants pose all sorts of problems ranging from food contamination, property damage, to harmful bites and stings.

Though not always, they may at times carry and transmit bacteria and fungi that can cause serious diseases

Some ants build nests in damp or decaying wood. Homes with moisture issues are prime targets for such ants.

People who are highly allergic to bites might also find ants a nuisance as they will be under constant fear of their bites.

 

 

What attracts ants in the house

 

Ants are drawn by sweet stuff such as spilled drops of soft drinks or fruit juices, candy, jellies and jams, cookies and other sweet baked goods, honey and syrup, and over-ripe fruit being top in the favorite list.

Being omnivores that they are, ants devour just about everything, including sap, plants, and other living or dead insects. Your food is not out of the equation either.

 

Keeping ants away

 

Storing food in airtight containers and sealing cracks and gaps where ants may be getting inside your home might go a long way in keeping them at bay.

At Intex, we will identify the ants causing problems and tailor the control program to help protect your home from ant activity.

For those with compounds, we will destroy the aphids and other sap-sucking vermin as they too attract ants. Also, pouring boiling water down evident ant colony holes may help. Removing yard debris and items that cover the ground will help reduce ant habitats.

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