Ants


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Ants

Everyone is familiar with ants and the nuisance that they can create. Red ants are the worst as their stings are painful to no extent. Ants can be mistaken for termites as they look similar; termites have a tendency of shedding their wings when they enter a house. An easy way of distinguishing between the two insects is that ants are pinched along their waistlines whereas termites are not.

Habits & Damage

Ants enter houses through the tiniest cracks seeking water & food that is sweet and tangy. Ants leave an invisible trail of chemicals which contains pheromones for their mates to follow & locate the source of the food. They inhabit almost everywhere and don’t really need any specific locations; be it walls, lawns, platforms etc. The eggs of an ant are difficult to spot as they are unbelievably tiny & transparent. Even ants come in insects that feast on any & everything, they crawl over any food that they can reach and ruin it for human consumption. They carry bits of food to their nests; this is why we normally see a string of ants parading along carrying small pieces of food. They seldom attack perfectly kept wood, fabrics, leather & other material found in our homes. Some species are known for causing damage to old and dingy wooden structures, houses etc. They can even spoil lawns & gardens by digging up piles of mud at the entrance of their nests.

Control Measures

There are a couple of control measures when it comes to controlling ants like the use of Hit and other sprays; but different kinds of ant infestations require different treatment measures. Disinfestation sprays are most commonly used which include thick blankets of odorless spray pesticides that are mainly used for the eradication of these deadly ants & their nests from their roots.

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