Sugar ants do bite, but the bite is not painful. If a sugar ant locates a source of sugar, a home can quickly become infected by thousands of ants.Continue Reading
Sugar ants are nocturnal in nature, so the extent of an infestation may not be readily apparent during the daytime. If an infestation does occur, it is important to thoroughly clean any stains or food droppings on which the ants can feed. Additionally, food containers should be checked to ensure their lids are tightly secured.
While sugar ants are more likely to feast on foods that are high in sugar, they will also eat meats, cheeses and even other insects.Learn more about Ants
Red ants eat nearly anything that they can find including plants and other insects. The ants are scavengers and take advantage of many food sources.Full Answer >
Flying ants can be distinguished from other flying insects thanks to their hind wings being smaller than their front wings, their elbowed antennae and their thin waists that narrow at the thorax. Other winged insets, such as termites, have broad waists, wings of equal size and straight antennae.Full Answer >
To kill ants in your kitchen, you first need to determine where they are coming from. After you have found their point of entry, you can either plant a bait of ant poison that they will take back to their nest, killing the ants at their source, or you can use a more natural deterrent to keep them from infiltrating your home.Full Answer >
Not all ants can use acids, however, the species known as "crazy ants" are able to use acids to protect themselves from fire ants. They make the acid internally in the abdomen, and the acid is brought up through the mouth and layered onto their bodies.Full Answer >