No matter your location, chances are high that ants are present. Ants are among the most populous creatures on Earth, constantly searching for food and moisture – which can unfortunately lead them to infiltrate homes. Homeowners should regularly check for ants in their residence, as they not only invoke revulsion but some types of ants can also inflict significant harm to your property. Because these pests can be quite a nuisance, we are doing our best to provide enough information regarding any questions you might regarding ant removal tips, ant identification, the best ant-related products, and more. Below you will find all of our ant related content:
Ant Removal and Identification Guides:
Common Types Of Ants:
Found in Asia, acrobat ants are able to change the direction they fall to avoid predators. Acrobat ants are great at escaping predation because they have an escape route all lined up and ready to go! If they feel threatened, they will emit a squeak which signals other nearby ants that danger is near. This is part of their escape plan – one ant makes noise while another ant grabs onto it then releases its grip once out of harm’s way.
The Argentine ant is a species of ant, often called a crazy ant because of its unusually fast-moving behavior. Also, they have been known to invade and colonize other insects’ nests as well as territories of bigger animals such as sea anemones.
One of the most important groups of ants is the army ants. Army ants do not build permanent nests but instead, they rely on temporary bivouacs to protect their vulnerable larvae and queen from potential predators or harsh weather conditions.
Carpenter ants are among the largest species that can be found in North America with many measuring over ½ inches long! Carpenter ants make their home by chewing out galleries inside wood leaving traces on the outside for easy identification.
Fire ants are a species of ant that is native to South America but have become invasive in other parts of the world including North America, Australia and Asia. Fire ants are known for their aggressive behavior when disturbed or threatened.
Harvester ants are often recognized by the large amounts of soil that they accumulate around their nests which gives them their ‘ant hill’ appearance. Harvester ants feed insects, seeds, spiders and even small vertebrates such as lizards and rodents!
Honeypot ants live in North American deserts and can survive in conditions with very little rainfall. Honeypot ants store food in their swollen abdomens which allows them to survive times of scarcity.
Leafcutter ants are a species of ants that are known to cut leaves which they sometimes use to grow a special fungus that is used as their primary food source.
Pharaoh ants are a species of ant that like to live in places such as hospitals and homes where they can find food and water. Pharaoh ants are found throughout the world, but primarily in subtropical climates.