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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. ... more
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Quick Ant facts

Ants are some of the most common pests found in and around homes. Most ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage. Some ants infest food. Carpenter ants can weaken wood in structures. The species of ant determines the nesting site, food preference and the best method of... more
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More ant facts you may not of known

Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects. They are social insects that live in colonies which are usually located in the ground, but they may enter buildings for shelter and/or food. Ants feed on practically every kind of food, but those entering homes are looking for sweets and/or... more
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Why Do Ants Have Two Stomachs?

Ants have two stomachs. One is for personal consumption; the other is for feeding fellow ants, larvae, and queens. When harvesting food, this amazing insect can decide what passes through its personal stomach and what it keeps for redistribution. In its “social stomach” the menu is... more
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Ant facts

Ants are insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. There is an estimated 22,000 species of ants. Ants have colonized almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or... more
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Ant Facts

There are nearly 1000 species of ants in the United States. While this may seem like a huge number, there are other countries such as Australia and Indonesia that host significantly more species of ants. Generally, the colder the climate, the fewer species of ants to be found. Countries near... more
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Facts about Ants

Are you interested in pests?  Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions... more
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8 Interesting Facts About Ants

There’s more to these common pest than you might think. Ants are very common almost anywhere you live, but certain species of ants  are truly unique and can provide  insight on a range of topics from social behavior to traffic patterns. Check out some of our interesting ant facts below:  1.... more
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