Ants: Facts, Identification & Control

Ants are the number one pest problem in the country.
Ant control can be difficult, but there are some things you should know about how ants' behavior can lead to big headaches for you & your home:


enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water & sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas.

Scent trails:

Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.

Nest locations:

They can nest about anywhere in & around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations.

Colony size:

number up to 300,000 to 500,000 & whole colonies can uproot & relocate quickly when threatened.

Colony Lifetime:

A colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may live seven years & the queen may live as long as 15 years.

Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness:

Most do-it-yourself ant control approaches only kill the ants you see.
Some truly effective treatments can penetrate & destroy nests to help prevent these pests from returning.
Also, home remedies don't account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.