Knowledge is power: we know how to get rid of ants

They’ll ruin your picnic, your walls, your eaves and overhangs, and steal your food. We’ll show you how to get rid of ants.
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ANT BIOLOGY

Ants live in highly organized colonies, adhere to a caste system made up of queen ants, worker ants and alates (or swarmer ants capable of reproducing.) When all of a colony’s ants are the same size, they are called momomorphic; and when they differ in size, they’re known as polymorphic. This distinction is an important way to correctly identify what type of ants are in the house. Regardless of size, ants are pros at working together to infiltrate indoor and outdoor areas to search for food. They eat everything from wood to sweets, industriously traveling the same path from source to colony to support the queen, her eggs, and the rest of the fam.

Approaches to get rid of ants can vary based on species and the severity of your infestation, with solutions ranging from ant traps, spraying, and destroying the nest. In fact, when a nest is disturbed, we’ll often see worker ants carrying eggs, larvae and pupae to safety. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of those guys, too.