Ants are insects which are very active during the summer. They can be seen everywhere form the driveway to the bedroom during the summer. Ants are generally not a harmful insect but too much of them invading in the living space can be a real nuisance. Sometimes they may start to show up too much too often and that’s when you realize that they should be got rid of.
There are different types of ants and different types of ant require different treatment. Each species of ant differ from each other in their nature. Some of the ants are actually dangerous for human and their sting can really hurt people. Ants are extremely hard to get rid of so it is better to prevent them then to search for the cure.
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There are hundreds of species of ants in the world. Ants are some of the most advanced insects in the world. Some of the most common types of ants found around our surroundings are as follows:
These are the most common type of ants found in the city area. They can be seen almost everywhere outside. Sometimes they may find way inside your home through various means. They may build their nests in the cracks or corners of the walls. They may be dark brown or black in color and are medium sized type ants. They have six legs just like any other ants and eat almost anything on their way. They eat bread crumbs, meat, sugar, nuts etc. which are regular foods to human. They can spread diseases by contaminating the food and hence they are considered to be a pest.
They are larger in size in comparison to the pavement ants. They are often confused with the carpenter ants because they both are similar in size. They have wide range of color which are yellow, brown, black etc. They generally make their nest outside in the ground. They generally invade homes in search sweet foods such as honey, sugar, chocolates etc. Their bites can be very painful but do not have any known long term effect on human body.
Odorous house ants
These ants are very small in size and are found in brown and black color. They generally live under firewood or exposed ground. If they happen to find moist and dark space inside the home then they may nest inside the house too. They give off unpleasant odor when crushed so other ways should be used to get rid of the ants rather than killing.
Some of the few easy tricks to avoid ant infestation are as follows:
- Leaving food exposed outside should be avoided. It is better to put the food in air tight condition inside a refrigerator.
- The dishes in the sink should not be left unwashed for a long time. The food remains in the dish can attract ants inside home.
- The counter must be cleaned regularly after ever meal.
- The house floor should be vacuumed on regular basis.
- If any food is spilled on the ground then it should be cleaned as soon as possible.
- Water damaged wood should be quickly removed from inside the house.
- The trash should not be kept in the house for a long time.