Social Structure and Food
Ants are also known to many as social insects. They live in colonies that range from one-hundred to even million species. As for their colony, it may consist of wingless females or workers, males, and queens.
Male ants usually fly in most swarms and have wings. After they undergo a mating process, the queens go down the ground. They also break off or chew their wings and burrow a hole to where they can put their eggs. Afterwards, they start in creating a colony. Female ants are produced from fertilized eggs- workers and queens. On the other hand, male ants are produced from unfertilized eggs.
Ants are considered as general predators and scavenger. They eat sugar, protein, oils, and fats. They carried back their solid food for their larvae in the colony. Other species also have their strong preference or liking on sweet foods. Other large-headed species usually prefer oily and fatty foods.
Options for Ant Control
Implementing ant control is often necessary and easy. There are simple options or methods to consider such as ingredients or natural materials. Spices and herbs can also be used but only on minor infestations.
On the other hand, there are aggressive ant treatment plans for large colonies. These are effective against their build-up on building that compromise safety and health. Although these colonies are visible, they may sometimes exist beyond their sight. Thus, it is good and work well with a professional that has the expertise and tools for the business or home inspection.
Ant’s Feeding on Gel Baits
EndTimesPest uses gel baiting because the ants carry the bait to their nest, eventually killing all individual ants and the queens at their colony. In fact, gel baiting is proven to be a safe and effective Ant’s management. These are a part of the techniques involved in ant control. They are tested and proven to be useful in the complete elimination of ants. Although colonies are resilient, they can still be remedied by inspections and treatments from EndTimesPest, leaving buildings and places free from ants!