Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related families of wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. They are a diverse group of more than 12,000 species. They live in colonies or nests and may have millions of individuals. Individuals are divided into sub-fertile, and more commonly sterile, females ("workers", "soldiers", and other castes), fertile males ("drones"), and fertile females ("queens"). There is a great diversity among ants and their behaviors. They range in size from 2 to about 25 mm (about 0.08 to 1 inch). Their color may vary; most are red or black, but other colors can also be seen, including some tropical groups with a metallic luster. Ants can eat up crops especially which contain sugar or starch. Ant bite can give you severe pain with swelling. Ants like carpenter ants can damage your furniture.
Control & Prevention Tips
- Regularly mop the premises with disinfectants.
- Keep the kitchen slab clean.
- Keep all food articles in air-tight containers.
- Consult a Pest Control Company for a routine check-up and eradication of ants.