It's that time of year again! Ants are starting to be more prominent in and around households. Since it is good to get rid of these tiny pests, we would like to share some interesting facts about these unwanted guests.
1. Males are only used for mating.
The male ant's only purpose within the colony is breeding with the queen. Once they serve their purpose then they are killed.
2. Ants are as small as 1/16th of an inch.
Since most ant species are smaller than a half-inch, they can get into any crack or crevice around your house.
3. Queen ants have wings.
The queen of the nest is the only female ant that has wings. Although, once they start a new colony they shed their wings.
4. There are more than 700 ant species in the United States.
Although there are hundreds of ant species only 25 of those invade people's homes.
5. Habitat alteration is the best way to keep ants out.
Removing organic debris away from the home such as firewood as well as trimming trees and bushes will keep ants away from the home.
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