An Introduction to Ants

Ant facts

  • Ants belong to the insect order Hymenoptera and are close relatives of bees and wasps.
  • More than 12,000 species occur throughout the world.
  • Ants are common pests in homes, restaurants, hospitals, and warehouses.
  • Ants enter buildings seeking shelter, food, and water.
  • Established ant colonies are difficult to control.
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