Ants (House Ants, Garden Ants, Carpenter Ants)
Ants are a social insect related to wasps and bees, they are easy to tell apart from wasps because of their antennae and lack of wings. Some species of carpenter ants do have wings and shouldn't be mistaken for wasps. If you think you have carpenter ants you can go to the University of Minnesota Extension website they have a good identification page for winged carpenter ants. Ants form colonies that range from dozens to millions of individuals. Ants are often found in undesirable places such as bathrooms and kitchens. Some ants will feed on stored food and others will damage wood indoor structures or sting or bite.
A large number of ants may be present in the home and foraging for food, ruining food storage or becoming an annoyance. Ants are a gatherer society and they signal other members of the colony when they find food. Removing food and cleaning the house can send a message to the ant colony that they would be better off finding somewhere else to live. Depending on the species ants colonize in different ways and can dig colonies in the ground or nest inside the structure of the building. Locating and disturbing the nest can be a good way send ants on their way to look for a new home.
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