Ants- pests of the worst kind

Joseph l.Cox By Joseph l.Cox, 12th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Pests, one of the worst I can think of is ants, there are over 12000 species of ants in the world. That is an amazing number of different kinds of the same animal.

Household pests by the millions.


Here in the Philippines we have many different kinds of bugs and animals but the ant seem to be prevalent, they are every where,especially where you don’t want them to be.

Did you know that an ant can lift 20 times it's own weight,and where ever he goes he leaves a trail so he can find his way home, its called a pheromone trail; queen ants have a very long lives and lay millions of eggs. In some species when the queen dies the colony dies, so many of them are grooming anew queen to take over just in case, but still the main queen is the only one that can lay eggs.

It is truly an amazing society the way God set it up. Its consists of The Queen,and female workers, males and soldier ants, sometimes up to one hundred thousand to a nest. When the queen dies there is no replacement, the worker are grooming many new ones to be elected to service.

In our house there seems to be about 4 different species, there is the little white ant, then a little black and and a black ant that is bigger, and they are every where, you have to brush off your sheets before you get into bed, I have had so many ants in my bath towel they bit me a dozen times before I got my wife to come and pick them off of me.

The little black ones are viscous biters and the bite swells up like a mosquito bite and they really itch and sting. One problem is they will be on the ceiling and drop down on your body and then bite you,so if you feel something landing on you brush it off quick.

There is a ally that we have and it is the gee-ko lizard they live in and around the house, their main function in life seems to breed more lizards and EAT ANTS so when you see a lizard running around on my wall don't get excited its just my ant eater.

The lizards are hatched from eggs and are very small when they hatch,but we have had some that have grown to eighteen inches, then I think the neighbors cat eats them. There are always young ones coming along to fill the gap.

There are many home remedies for controlling ants, you just have to find one works for your breed of ant. Page through the internet and find a remedy and try it if it works that's great.

One thing i just heard about is Nutra-Sweet, you know the coffee sweetener is actually a poision , sprinkle it by their hole and they are gone in just a day or two..


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author avatar Joseph l.Cox
started writing 2 yr ago, to help afriend with some research. i enjoyed it and decided i would do thi on my own, i still enjoy. i write alot of personal stories and health articles.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
12th Apr 2012 (#)

I don't hate ants as they live in community and unity is strength - they believe and practice it. I like their unity and living style and I don't kill ants.

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Great tips especially the one about Nutra Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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