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8 AMAZING THINGS ABOUT ANTS

Categories: Cottage Services, Residential and Urban Services, Carpenter Ants

Ants marching in lines or swarms may not be a welcome sight, but these insects are quiet fascinating. 

ants building a bridge out of a stick outside

Here are 8 amazing things about ants that you may not have known:

  1. Ants lived alongside the dinosaurs.
  2. There are around 13,000 different ant species in the world.
  3. Scientists estimate that on our planet there are over 1 million ants for every single human being.
  4. The average any weights 5mg.
  5. Ants can carry 10 to 50 times their own body weight.
  6. An ant reaches adulthood in just 26 days (on average).
  7. Ants are attracted to other dead or living insects, especially other ants.
  8. Ants have a sweet tooth!

As fascinating as they are, ants can be very hard to get rid of.

This is because the treatment method depends on the type of ant species. If you have issues with ants or are concerned you may have an ant infestation, the first step is to try to identify the type of ant. Our pest library is filled with helpful information about the most common types of ant species, and can help you determine the invading species.

The best way to get rid of ants is through prevention. Check out our How to Get Rid of Ants article for helpful prevention tips for how to get rid of ants in your house, how to get rid of ants in your yard, how to get rid of ant hills and more.  

If you need any help solving an ant issue (or any other pest issue), contact us!

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