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Ants

Ants are social insects that live in colonies. About 10,000 species of ants have been identified, but only about 40 species of them are considered as pests in the human environment. A household insect survey conducted in Malaysia revealed household ants as the most important household pests after mosquitoes and cockroaches. Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks seeking sweet or greasy substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas. They leave an invisible chemical trail known as pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.

Ants can nest about anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations. They can number from 300,000 to 500,000 and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened. With comparative freedom from natural enemies, a colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.

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Most do-it-yourself approaches only kill the ants you see, whereas a truly effective treatment will penetrate and destroy their nest to prevent them from returning. Also, home remedies don't account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.

Ants can nest about anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations. They can number from 300,000 to 500,000 and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened. With comparative freedom from natural enemies, a colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  • Residual/Direct Insecticide Treatment.
    Direct insecticide treatment on foraging ants will not eliminate a colony.In most situations, the ant colony must be located and eliminated. However, locating an ant nest can be an extremely difficult task. Baiting Method The best option besides direct insecticide treatment is baiting method. Through “trophallaxis” the toxicant from baits fed to ants will be circulated throughout the members of the colony. With such a strategy, population elimination can be achieved.
  • Baiting Method
    The best option besides direct insecticide treatment is baiting method. Through “trophallaxis” the toxicant from baits fed to ants will be circulated throughout the members of the colony. With such a strategy, population elimination can be achieved.
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