Perimeter inspection to determine ant type and nest locations
Targeted bait applications in high activity areas
Liquid and granular perimeter treatments that provide fast knockdown and create a long-lasting barrier against ants and other crawling insects
Outline of corrective measures to prevent future infestations
Contrary to her title, the ant queen is not in charge of the colony; she does not direct the ants or make colony decisions. Rather she lays eggs. Her role is vital because she is the only one that can lay eggs and reproduce workers to ensure the survival of the colony.
The queen holds the highest rank in an ant colony— there is no king. Some ant species have more than one queen per colony, but there is a limited number, so if the queen(s) dies, the colony dies, because no new workers will be produced. Once the last of the existing workers reaches its three- to four-month life span and dies, the colony will go defunct.
The queen does not search out food, ever leave the nest, or even feed herself. Rather, she is fed by the workers who are all sterile females. As a colony grows, it will eventually produce winged male and female ants, which swarm from the nest to mate. After mating, the male will die and the female will seek a new nesting site—to start the process over again.
Ants don’t have ears. They “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet. (National Pest Management Association) Most ants have very poor eyesight, but some have no eyes at all. These species have developed such advanced communication through their antennae that they have no need for eyes.
The total weight of all the ants in the world is the same as, if not larger than, that of all humans.