Ants – Where they live
Ants live in colonies where one or a few females, called queens, lay all the eggs. Most of the queens' offspring become worker ants that do not reproduce. A few will be males, and some may become new queens. Each queen ant can lay thousands of eggs per year. Ants can nest just about anywhere. Often you will find nest in flowerbeds, cracks in the pavement, or right in the middle of your yard.
Color & Size
Ants range in size from less than 1.0 millimeter to about 40 millimeters. They are variously colored black, brown, orange, yellow and anywhere in between. Some may have more than one color.
There are thousands ant species throughout the world. Some ant species found in this area include: Odorous House Ants, Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, Pavement Ants, and Argentine Ants.
The lifespan of a colony may be longer than one would think. The queen can have a life span as long as 15 years, while worker ants have a life expectancy of about seven years.
They answer to eliminating ants is to eliminate the entire colony. Simply spraying the ants, or the top of their shelters will not eliminate the entire colony.
If you are having continuous problems with ants in and around your home and using products is only masking the problem, be sure to contact Tri-State Exterminating and Greenlawn, Inc. today.
Entry: Ants can enter through the smallest cracks, often seeking water, or seeking cover after a long soaking rain. They search for food substances in the kitchen area or anywhere else in your home where food is stored. Ants are the primary pests infesting homes in the Mid-South.