It is hard to imagine that something so small can be so destructive. However, ants are a force to be reckoned with. They can spoil meals, get on sleeping babies, and destroy your house! If you have a colony of carpenter ants in your house, they will hollow out the wood they are infesting.
There are several different kinds of species of ants. We have listed the most problematic here on our website. It is noteworthy that a single queen ant can spawn tons of eggs every day! The size of mature colonies will range around 5,000 or more; so if you kill 500 ants or even a thousand, you just reached the tip of the iceberg! What do the rest of the ants do with the dead bodies? They eat them, so by killing ants you’re are actually feeding them!
You must understand that it is possible that there is more than one colony of ants living in the walls of your house. Left untreated, a household could be in for a real disaster.
The most efficient way to get rid of these destructive little creatures is to call an licensed pest control company. A professional exterminator will properly identify the ant species and provide a customized treatment specific for your infestation. Every case is different; using a professional is key to a successful treatment.