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Know more about Ants

Ants are the most common nuisance pest in Hong Kong.There are more than 10,000 ant species that occur worldwide however only about 25 species commonly infest homes. Ants will eat practically any kind of food, but are especially attracted to sweets. Ants can live from several weeks to several years. Depending on the species, ants can range in size from 2mm to 25mm. Ants can generally carry objects that are many times heavier than themselves.

Ants are the most common nuisance pest in the United States. There is the common myth that seeing one ant indoors does not equal a full-blown infestation. Although this can be true, ants cooperate by leaving an invisible chemical trail for other ants to follow once they locate a promising food source. If that food source is in your home, you can count on ant colonies developing. While most ants are considered harmless, there are those - such as fire ants, which sting and carpenter ants, which damage wood - that can be more than a nuisance and pose threats to your family's health and property.

Ants are close relatives of bees and wasps and can by identified by their three distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen. They can also be identified by their elbowed antennae, large heads, and powerful jaws.
There are also winged ants that are often mistaken for winged termites. Both winged ants and winged termites will leave their nests in droves in warm weather to mate and establish new colonies. Both species will lose their wings shortly after their flights. You can tell the difference between ants and termites because ants have a narrow "waist" between the abdomen and thorax, while a termite's body is not constricted and they have a broad waist.





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Ants Behavior

Ants can communicate through pheromones. If an ant finds food, it will leave a scent on the way home, and other ants will follow this scent route to find food, and continue to leave the smell to enhance odor. If the food here is collected and no ants come again, the smell will gradually dissipate. If an ant is crushed, it will emit a strong warning pheromone, causing other ants to enter a tight alert state.

Ants, like other insects, recognize smells through their antennae. The last few segments of the antennae are enlarged, bent like knees, and are very flexible. Since the antennae are a pair, they can distinguish the intensity of the smell and the distance from the source of the smell. The adults feed on each other and learn about each other's health and the food they find through their smell. At the same time, it can also distinguish which class the opponent belongs to, such as those responsible for digging holes and building nests, or those responsible for collecting food. The queen will constantly secrete pheromones. This pheromone can inhibit the development of the ovaries of the worker ants and let the worker ants know that the queen is still in the nest. Once the smell disappears, new queens will appear in some species. Worker ants will begin to lay eggs to fill the queen's function.

Ants use their large jaws to attack or defend themselves. Species of the subfamily ants can secrete formic acid from the end of the abdomen to stimulate the redness and pain of the bitten wound. Some species have stinging at the end of the abdomen.

The ant is also one of the most powerful insects in the world. Its weight-bearing capacity is quite amazing. It can drag objects 1,400 times heavier than its weight, and can carry objects 52 times its weight.


Although you can buy many anti-ant products on the market, only professional pest control services can effectively get rid of the ant infestation from the root and ensure that the horse ant problem will not recur. Our technicians are familiar with the habits of different kinds of ants and can definitely provide you with safe and effective ant control and ant elimination services.


Base on the past experience and the unique pest control technique, we provide professional pest-killing and control methods:


Step 1: Professional technicians will carefully check and determine what attracts ants and remove the source.

Step 2: Decide which control proposal to use.

Step 3: In response to the problem, the government-approved environmental protection and safe pesticides will be used.

Step 4: Responsibly communicate with customers after completing the anti control project.

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