Ant Pest Control

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Ant Pest Control, ant is a social insect in the family known as formicidae which is part of the order hymenoptera. This means they are actually related to wasps and bees and probably evolved from a similar wasp-like ancestor more than 140 million years ago during the Cretaceous period of the planet’s history.Ants are similar to most species of bee and wasp in that they form social colonies where there is a queen, workers, scouts and other defined roles for the various members of the colony. During the early stages of a new nest, it is also possible for some of the ants to have wings and fly as they set out to find a new place to start a colony.

Ants are easy to spot compared to other insects because of their bent antennae. They also have a distinct body shape which usually includes a fairly large head with mandibles for chewing and carrying food and their segmented body. Ants usually have narrow waists and a larger hind end. The narrow waist also usually has nods or bumps. Ants also have six legs.Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants.

Species & Colonys of Ants

There are three kinds of ants in a colony: The queen, the female workers, and males. The queen and the males have wings, while the workers don’t have wings. The queen is the only ant that can lay eggs. The male ant’s job is to mate with future queen ants and they do not live very long afterwards. Once the queen grows to adulthood, she spends the rest of her life laying eggs! Depending on the species, a colony may have one queen or many queens.

Ant colonies also have soldier ants that protect the queen, defend the colony, gather or kill food, and attack enemy colonies in search for food and nesting space. If they defeat another ant colony, they take away eggs of the defeated ant colony. When the eggs hatch, the new ants become the "slave" ants for the colony. Some jobs of the colony include taking care of the eggs and babies, gathering food for the colony and building the anthills or mounds.

Classification of Ants In UAE

In UAE (Dubai / Sharjah and other city) can see mostly 4 type of Ants:

Fire Ants: it looks Rats Color Body. Size is very small, if Faire Ants bite might be pain .Fairs Ants basically found in garden.

Sugar Ants : it look Golden color and size also small , down side and abdomen dark color , mostly found in public kitchen.

Carpenter Ants : it look black color and size is big . carpenter Ants can see outside area or around tree.

Samson Ants : Black color , size around 6 mm. it also can see in home ,office and inside the building /villas.

Season to come out of ants

Most ant species forage in warm, humid weather, diurnally in cooler and moister climates, mostly nocturnally in deserts. Ants retreat into the nest from cold or extreme, especially dry, heat. Prenolepis is exceptional in foraging mainly in the cooler months, even on warm days in winter.Winged reproductive castes are reared in spring or summer. Typically, they fly shortly after reaching adulthood, but in many species of the the formicine genera Camponotus, Prenolepis & Nylanderia, alates overwinter in the parent nest and fly the following spring.

Food habits of ants

Food varies by genus and species. Most species are to a greater or lesser degree predators or scavengers. And have a sweet tooth. Gathering floral nectar, honeydew, larval exudates. Or fruit juice for their sugar content. Elaisomes of myrmecochorous seeds may provide. A significant source of amino acids. Low molecular weight lipids for ants that harvest them. Larvae can eat solid food. While adults have a narrow oesophagus. And feed only on liquids or small particles such as pollen. Adults obtain partially digested. Liquid food, Regurgitated to them by the larvae. And species in the Amblyoponinae feed on haemolymph.

Obtain by chewing of the pleural region of larval abdominal segments! Many Ponerinae. They are special predators on particular sorts of other arthropods. Species of the myrmicine tribe Attini all cultivate particular strains of fungus. Cultivated on compost derived from vegetable matter. Cut leaves or the frass of phytophagous insects. Several other myrmicine genera, Veromessor and some Pheidole. Especial in arid regions. Depend large on the harvesting of seeds gathered. But for their starchy internal content.