Being one of the oldest insects to walk on the face of earth, ants are highly adaptive to hard conditions and could be very difficult to exterminate completely. Belonging to the Formicidea family, ants have evolved from their wasp- like ancestral family over 130 million years ago making it one of the most widely known insect across the globe.
Ants are present in all shapes and sizes. They generally get access into the houses through the tiniest of cracks and can be very difficult to trace and fight. Their elbowed antennae and the distinctive node-like structure that forms their slender waists make it very easily identifiable.
Though it is very difficult to trace their hiding place in the house, knowing some ant behaviors could help in keeping them at bay. Ant pest control services professionals are knowledgeable about their habits and acquire the tools to combat them accordingly.
Some common knowledge known that could help for precautionary measures are that ants seek water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen or storeroom areas and they tend to leave an invisible chemical trail for others as a lead in their colonies to follow to the food source. They stay in colonies of thousands and can relocate themselves in a surprisingly short time.
Considering their size ants have a long shelf life with the queen living up to as much as 15 years. Their large number makes it difficult to exterminate them totally. One generally kills ants only when they are spotted. Hence, to strike at the main hub where their colonies reside, one needs expert treatment who can provide permanent damage.
Ant sting could cause mild to major irritability depending on severity. From small allergic reactions that causes sneezing, hives, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden anxiety, dizziness, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, itching or swelling of the eyes. The normal kinds of ants found inside houses are Fire ants, Big headed ants, Acrobat ants, Field ants, Carpenter ants, Harvester ants, Moisture ants, etc.
Ants Inspection Service agencies like Enviro Pest Control usually identify their nests before shelling out the barrier and perimeter treatments. The technicians track down the odor trail left by the ants for the food trace and distract the queue to their nests to kill them. The solution common to kill the fire ants is the treatment application kept near its mound by giving them the bait.