Ants are a social insect and live in colonies. There are three main types of adult ants in a colony.
Which are the fertile females who lay eggs inside the colony
Females that are not fertile but bring food and supplies for larvae and colony
Males are winged and fertilize the queen(s) during swarming period
Ants may be difficult to control, so here are some things you should know about their behavior
and why they can be a big problem.
Even the tiniest cracks are not a problem for ants, as they can easily enter through them to find food and water.
Ants can setup in many places. Walls, lawn and even the home foundation to name a few.
Once a food source is found, ants leave behind an invisible chemical trail that other ants can follow.
Can have a population of 300,000 to 500,000 ants, and relocate quickly when in danger.
Colonies can live for a relatively long time. Worker ants can live up to 7 years and queens can live up to 15 years, posing a long term problem if not treated correctly.