During warm weather months, people often won't worry about seeing a stray ant… assuming that it's just a random scout. Such ants can be a real problem but finding an ant in your home during the winter can be a sign of an even bigger problem. … [Read more...] about Why Seeing Ants in Your Home in Winter Could Mean Serious Problems
The burn that accompanies a carpenter ant bite has led to a lot of misunderstandings. That confusion starts with the bite itself and related issues like a carpenter ant bite allergy. The good news is that carpenter ants aren't usually aggressive and tend … [Read more...] about Why Do Carpenter Ant Bites Burn?
Humans are not the only species that have colonized the planet. The modest ant has spread out on every continent – including Antarctica – and has built massive colonies underground. The sizes some of these colonies can achieve are astounding. Fortunately, … [Read more...] about How Big Can Ant Colonies Get?
All too often, people see black ants and can't tell the difference between carpenter ants and “regular” ants. That's a problem both ways because people might ignore a carpenter ant problem, thinking it's just a few pests and only discover the real issue … [Read more...] about Did You Know That Carpenter Ants Are Different From Black Ants?
Ants are regularly labeled the most intelligent of all insects. Time magazine even declared “Your Ant Farm Is Smarter Than Google.” Yet some look down on ant intelligence, arguing that – due to the size of their brains – ants are not actually smart but … [Read more...] about How Intelligent Are Ants?