How Big Is The World’s Biggest Ant?

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The Biggest Living Ant The biggest living ant in the world today is the Queen Driver Ant which can grow up to 5 cm in length (1.96 inches). Dorylus, also known as Driver Ants, Safari Ants, or Siafu, is a large genus of army ants found primarily in central and east Africa, [source]. The Biggest …

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What is an ant?

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Are ants considered animals? Yes, ants are insects and belong to the Arthropoda phylum and class Insecta [source]. Ants are animals and can be considered “wildlife”. The word “ant”  actually means “the biter”. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous …

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How fast can an ant run?

Saharan Silver Ants

If a Saharan silver ant were enlarged to human size, it could run as fast as 330 mph! A normal ant blown up to human size would run about 30 mph. In reality, regular ants travel at around 300 meters per hour (source) or 0.186 miles per hour. The fastest ants in the world are …

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Preventive Pest Control

Preventive Pest Control

A shout-out to Jeremy and the experts at Preventive Pest Control!  Thank you for using our Pest Control Expert online form. If you’re an expert in pest control, tell us all about what you do (and where you do it)! Though our focus here is ants (check out their blog post on ants in Houston), Preventive Pest …

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The Borax ant killer formula

How does Borax kill ants? The ants carry it back to their nests to share it with the other ants. When the ants actually start to eat the Borax, boric acid causes them to get really gassy (gas builds up inside their bodies).  Ants don’t get rid of gas like we do, so they eventually …

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