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Three Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Ants in New Jersey

Ant Control
Ant Control

Every homeowner knows that ants can be merely a nuisance crawling around on surfaces or a costly horror swarming areas or tunneling through wood structures. While some ants move through a house and/or its surrounding landscape without any intention of sticking around long, many stay set up colonies near living areas where they can easily find food, such as near kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms and trash cans.

Ant Colony Facts

Understanding ant colonies is the first step in controlling ant activities and preventing property damage:

1. As noted by the Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension, New Jersey is home to far more than one or two species of ants that might require you to hire pest control services. The region hosts up to more than twelve species that prefer setting up colonies near homes, businesses and outbuildings.

2. Some species create colonies made up of millions of ants. Yes. You read that correctly. A single colony in your home could have millions of ants in it.

3. All colonies contain ants in various stages of development and some insecticides fail to work on ants that are still in their eggs. As a result, insecticides might need to be used several times before the existing ants die out completely.

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What Are Ants Doing While We’re Sleeping?

NJ Ant Control
NJ Ant Control

While seeing ants in your home isn’t something to be happy about, these tiny creatures do have some fascinating habits that are interesting to learn about. Have you ever wondered what ants spend all night doing while you’re sound sleep in bed? These mainly nocturnal insects keep themselves very busy.

What each ant does depends on which caste it belongs to, such as worker or soldier. Worker ants spend a good part of their waking time foraging for food, which is why you’re more likely to see them out and about in the evening or at night. They bring food back to their colonies and send signals to other ants to let them know where to go for more food.

When they’re not busy gathering food, worker ants are hard at work building a complex network of tunnels to and from their nests. The amount of time it takes them to complete these tunnels depends on what species they belong to and how large the colony is. For example, fire ants usually have shallow nests and tunnels.

Soldier ants spend their time watching for danger and defending their queen and her eggs from intruders, while the queen ant’s main job is to lay fertilized eggs and help ensure their survival.

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