There are over 10,000 species of ants found worldwide. These social insects live in colonies with one or more queen present. Queens can live up to 15 years while the average lifespan for workers is between 4-7 years. Nests are found underground, in trees, or within structures such as your home. Ants are a common household insect that have been known to transmit diseases such as Salmonellosis and Staphylococcus.
Ants enter a home in search of food and water, feeding on sweets, starches and greasy substances found inside your home. Ants are usually found indoors, along walls, or hiding under baseboards and carpets. Outdoors they are found under decorative landscaping, wood piles, or rocks.
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