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How to get rid of ants…

Where do they come from? What do they want? How can I get rid of them? Most common ants live outside in the ground, in nests or ant hills. Several hills and nests can make up one colony. The queen ant (which can live up to 30 years) runs the place and is responsible for… read more »

100 Fun Facts About Ants – Colonial Pest Control

Thank you to Colonial Pest Control for these – 100 Fun Facts About Ants! Ants are strong little devils! As a matter of fact, they can carry 50 times their own body weight! There are over 10,000,000,000,000,000 ants on the earth right now. The world’s largest ant colony spans 600 miles and can be found… read more »

Top Ten Questions and Answers About Ants

1. Why do ants come in the house? In the spring, as things start to warm up, ant colonies send out “scouts” to forage for food and fuel. [more] 2. Do ants hibernate? So generally, ants hibernate during the winter, moving deep underground, grouping together, and generally limiting activity to conserve energy. [more] 3. How… read more »

Eliminating Ants – fix.com

Ants are a part of life no matter where you live. They can range from simple nuisance ants that invade your kitchen, to carpenter ants that can cause major damage to your house, or even painful stinging swarms of fire ants. With over 1,000 different species of ants in North America, there is no “one… read more »

The Ant Life Cycle

The ant life cycle has five stages… Nuptial flight (flying ants land and mate) Egg (small oval shaped eggs) Larva (grow in size as they are fed by adult ants – look like rice) Pupa (silk-like cocoon – ant body takes shape inside) Adult (ant) The whole process can take 8-10 weeks in warmer climates… read more »

Turning over a rock

These guys appear to be at the Larvae stage. The ant life cycle is a form of ‘metamorphosis‘, it is the same process a caterpillar uses to change into a butterfly (Egg – Larvae – Pupae – Adult). The life cycle process can take any where from a few weeks to up to a year… read more »

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