If you’ve ever tried to control an ant infestation on your own, you know how incredibly persistent these pests can be. Ants are highly social creatures who work as a team to systematically locate food and bring it back to their colony. If you see one ant crawling around your home, you’re guaranteed to see many more very soon.
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Ant Prevention Tips:
- Make sure all your garbage cans (both inside and outside your home) have tight-fitting lids, and always replace the lid after use.
- Store all of the food that’s not in your freezer or refrigerator in tightly sealed containers.
- Create a border around your home made of gravel or stone to discourage ants from building nests.
- Clean up any spills, crumbs, or food promptly.
- Avoid leaving waste in sinks or on counters.
- Ants often have a central colony with multiple satellite colonies nearby.
- To survive the winter, ants living in cooler climates enter a state of dormancy called diapause.
- Some ants can lay up to 800 eggs a day.
- Over 1,000 species of ants live in North America, and there are over 12,000 species of ants living around the world.
- Ants are able to follow each other’s path because of a pheromone trail they leave behind.
- The colonies that ants live in have strict social structures. Every ant belongs to a certain caste: worker ants forage for food, queen ants lay eggs, and swarmers are tasked with starting new colonies.
- Queen ants can live for decades, and some have been known to live for 30 years or more.