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Facts about Ants and Carpenter Ants

Ants can be a nuisance to deal with. Ant infestation is one common problem that exterminators face. Getting rid of them can be difficult but can be managed if done by professional extermination company. Reading about them can help understand what you are dealing with. Here are some interesting facts about ants that you may or may not know.

One interesting fact is that ants are found everywhere on earth except on Antarctica, maybe because it’s too cold for them to exist there. There are thousands of ant species all around the globe, but one of the most common ant problem faced in Alberta is Carpenter ants.

Even though ants seem to be tiny creatures, they have the ability to lift fifty times their weight with their mandibles (or jaws). As astonishing as it sounds but it is true! This is almost equal to two hundred pound man carrying 4.5 metric tonnes of weight.

ant_infestationIt is known that there are around 1.5 million ants for every single human on earth. So if you were to add up the weight of all ants on Earth along with the weight of all humans, the two numbers would come up close. That leads to the conclusion that ants take up as much space on earth as we humans do. Interesting fact to know!

Did you know that ants recognize each other through their scent? Ants have a distinct smell that we may not be able to detect but it sure is recognizable for others ants who can detect subtle differences of scent in each colony member. With the use of their antennae, they can smell and differentiate between their colony members and others.

Facts seem to point out that ants and dinosaurs co-existed millions of years ago. There is evidence in the fossils that suggests that ants were living alongside dinosaurs. Another fact to know if that ants are known to be farmers in the sense that they farm certain fungus that may be beneficial for their survival. They use their farmed aphids to pollinate plants in order to create food for themselves.

Ants have been found to imprison other ants to make them work for their colony. Some ants also eat other types of ants as a form of protein for itself.

As fascinating as the facts may seem, ants can still be a nuisance in your home or office. Ant infestation can be eradicated by taking help from Pest Force Calgary. We have ant removal experts who know how to conduct ant extermination successfully, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Pest Force Calgary
4804 93 Ave Calgary, AB T6B 2P8
Phone: (403) 605-0189