Identifying and Controlling Ants
Controlling ants can be very difficult, but there are somethings that you need to know about ants’ behavior and how their behavior can lead to big issues for you and your home.
*Entry: Ants are tiny…..and they can enter into even tinier spaces/crack looking for water, and sweet or greasy foods.
*Scent Trails: When ants travel, they leave an invisible chemical trail. This allows the others to follow once an ant finds the food source.
*Nest Locations: These can be found pretty much anywhere in or around the home; lawns, walls, stumps, or even the foundation.
*Colony Size: Depending on the ant, the colonies can range anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 worker ants. If an ant colony feels threatened, they can uproot and move very quickly.
*Colony LifeSpan: A colony can live a pretty long time. Working ants can live up to 7 years and the queen can easily live 15 years. Find Me A Pest Control Company Cave Creek AZ
Often times, the DIY ant control only kills the ants you see. There are some treatments that can penetrate and actually destroy the nest and also keep the pests from returning to it. Also, depending on what type of ant it is, it may require different treatments. What works for one ant species, may not work for the other.
Ant life cycle has four very different life stages; the egg, larvae, pupae and adult. In the insect world, this is known as “complete metamorphosis”. It can take anywhere from several weeks to several months to complete the life cycle, again, depending on what type of ant and also the environmental factors. Find Me A Pest Control Company Cave Creek AZ
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