Ants are social insects that typically live in underground colonies, made up of workers and a queen. Ants will eat practically any kind of food. Ant identification is relatively simple due to their three distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Despite similar construction, ants vary in overall appearance.
Ant colonies also have soldier ants that protect the queen, defend the colony, gather or kill food, and attack enemy colonies in search for food and nesting space. If they defeat another ant colony, they take away eggs of the defeated ant colony. When the eggs hatch, the new ants become the “slave” ants for the colony. Some jobs of the colony include taking care of the eggs and babies, gathering food for the colony and building the anthills or mounds.
If you do find signs of an ant infestation in your home, contact Mostert Pest Control to inspect your home and recommend a course of ant control and extermination.
Methods we use:
- Gel bait indoors: bait is consumed by worker ant and carried into the nest which will be poisoned.
- Pesticide indoors: applied as a barrier preventative measure.
- Granule bait outdoors: bait is carried into nest by workers which will poison the nest. Water/rain does not influence this service done outdoors. If it rained after the completion of the service, the results will still be the same and effective.