The Ants Go Marching

February 9, 2023

If you have been in the Charleston area for any length, you are aware that the ants march one by one.  An important thing to remember is that if you see one ant, the likelihood of many more following is excellent because they live in colonies.  Ants are amazing, hardworking creatures which are precisely why you don’t want them in your home or workplace.  

  • Ants can lift 20 times their body weight.  So, if an 8-year-old was as strong as an ant, they could lift an entire car!
  • Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of babies.
  • When finding food, ants leave a pheromone trail so that they know where they’ve been.
  • Once the queen dies, the entire colony will follow within a few months. The colony has to have a queen to survive. They often do not replace the queen.

There are three different roles for ants within a colony.  There is a queen ant, the female working ants, and the males.  The queen ant and the males have wings and can sometimes be mistaken for termites.  While ants are more of a nuisance, you do not want to mistake a termite for an ant because termites damage your property.  Don’t stress when you first see a sign of an ant or if you are worried about whether you have an ant problem or a termite problem.  At McFadden, we are well equipped with knowledge and tools to take care of either situation or help you stay at peace regarding pest control.

Are you interested in learning more about McFadden Pest Control?
Feel free to reach us at 843.763.4533 or [email protected].

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