A very common insect mostly seen in your backyard. Ants are pests around the house, because they feed on and contaminate human food, invade house framing and lawns too. Some of them are able to sting or bite in danger but they don't attack to fabrics, leather or wood inside your home, but some species can establish their nest inside rotten wood or cavities made by termites inside structures.
Most of the species eat a wide variety of food, including sugars, proteins, oils, seeds, plants and insects.
Scouts ants locate the food supply and take a sample of it, she carry it on its back and return to their nest to inform her findings.
The best approach to ant control is cleanliness, any kind of leftover food can attract and provide food supplies (That is your home work! ).
Sometimes is hard to manage the problem that ways, then we have to use professionally applied residual insecticides sprays, it is done outside your home to provide temporary relief from invading ants. Baits are a good choice if they are strategically applied by one of our technicians.