Health Threats Posed by Ants

Ants have become, unfortunately, a common household pest. They like to invade homes in search of warmth, especially in the winter months. They tend to form colonies around kitchen and bathroom plumbing, where they have ready access to water.

Ants can also bring with them asthma and allergic reactions. The yellowish Pharaoh ants seem to be the worst offenders in this regard. This species of ant has a remarkable ability to establish nests in some of the most inaccessible parts of your home, such as voids between walls. They have been proven to cause respiratory allegoric reactions in more sensitive people.


What organs and structures do ants have?

Ants are very often seen around us. Have you ever looked closely at the body of an ant?
Ants are so small that a quick look at their bodies will not allow you to understand how they are constructed from small organs such as eyes and a mouth. Let's examine the structure of an ant's body through a magnifying glass.


Most Dangerous Ant

The most dangerous ant in the world is the bulldog ant (Myrmecia pyriformis) found in coastal regions in Australia. In attack it uses its sting and jaws simultaneously. There have been at least three human fatalities since 1936, the latest a Victorian farmer in 1988.

The bull dog ant earned its name because of its ferocity and determination during an attack. It is extremely aggressive and shows little fear of human beings, stinging a number of times in quick succession and therefore injecting more venom with each bite. In an attack, the ant will hold on to its victim with long, toothed mandibles, curl its body underheath and thrust its long barbless sting into the skin. On a few occasions this sting has been enough to kill adults within 15 minutes.

How Did I Get Ants?

Poor sanitation is the primary cause of ant infestations. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink, food residue on countertops, crumbs on the floor and trash not frequently emptied provide food sources for meal-seeking ants. What starts with a few foragers entering a home can become a major problem if ants establish colonies in walls, lawns, or under home foundations.

How Do I Get Rid of Ants ?

ECOSHIELD PEST CONTROL is trained to help manage ants and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your ECOSHIELD PEST CONTROL will design a unique program for your situation.

Keeping ants out of homes and buildings is an ongoing process, not a one-time treatment. ECOSHIELD PEST CONTROL can provide the right solution to keep ants in their place…out of your home, or business.