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brown carpenter ant

Family Formicidae

Ant Facts and Information

Ants come in different shapes and sizes, but there are three types of colonies: queens, workers, and males. Queens are fertile females that lay eggs. Workers are wingless females that get food, feed babies, take care of the nest, protect the colony, and don’t have babies themselves. Male ants have wings and their only job is to mate with queens during the swarming process. 

Understanding Ants 

Ants are insects that can be found all over the world. All ants have a few things in common. They have three sections of their body: a head, an abdomen, and a thorax. They also have six legs and bent antennae. Their legs and antennae are long compared to their bodies. Ants can be black, brown or reddish, and range in size from 1/16 of an inch to 1/2 inch. Most species of ants are not harmful to humans, but they can still be annoying if they invade your home. 

FAQs About Ants 

How do I get rid of them?

Grizz Pest Management Pros understand that dealing with ant infestation is a challenging process and each property presents its own unique situation. To help you control ants in any environment, we have developed an advanced method of treatment that uses the right equipment and industry-leading knowledge to keep your home or building free from pests. Our staff are highly trained meaning they can properly identify various types of ant species while giving advice on how best to prevent them from entering your abode again – so get started today! 

What damage can ants cause?

Carpenter ants can be a destructive force to wooden structures, such as our homes. With the capability of causing serious structural damage similar to termites, it is important to look out for tell-tale signs this species has invaded your property: one sure sign being piles of sawdust left behind by their tunnels. Keep alert and stay safe from these powerhouses! 

How serious are ants?

Ants can cause a host of problems in the home, from food contamination to costly property destruction. Certain species are also capable of transmitting diseases and delivering painful stings that may trigger allergic reactions in some people. That’s why it is important for homeowners to address an ant infestation as soon as possible before their unwelcome presence creates even more nuisances!