Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects, there are around 20,000 species reported worldwide. They can easily be identified from other insects because they have a pair of elbowed antennae and a distinct node-like structure that forms their slender waist. They are social insects that live in colonies usually located underneath the ground, but due to their small size, unique body shape and active foraging habit they can enter inside homes and buildings searching for shelter and food. Many types of fire ants are most disturbing infestation in UAE.
Ants feed on a wide variety of food items, but most of the species found in or near our houses are searching for sweets or protein rich materials. They can cover large areas in search for food and moisture sources. Each species also have different biodynamics, foraging and nesting habits, there are the ground-nesting and the wall-nesting species, In Abu Dhabi and UAE ants are general pests and usually found in kitchen and living room. Find Ants pest control in UAE.
Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas.
Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.
They can nest about anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations.
Colonies can number up to 300,000 to 500,000, and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened.
A colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may live seven years, and the queen may live as long as 15 years.