Ants live in large groups called colonies. They may nest underground, inside trees, or in the walls and voids of a house or building. Inside a home, ants can nest behind baseboards, moldings, and countertops, as well as inside walls. Ants can also hitchhike into your home when you bring something inside from outdoors. Things like a potted plant, fresh cut flowers, produce from the garden, boxes from the garage, or new items you’ve recently purchased all offer opportunities for uninvited insects to get inside your home.
They will eat through any moist wood in or around your home. They chew through wood making little tunnels for their colony to live. This can cause serious damage to your home. These ants are not generally harmful to human. Various disease-causing organisms—including E. coli, Streptococcus, Shigella, Salmonella and Staphylococcus (many of which are found in feces)—have been found on some species of antsRegardless of the health issues, no one wants lots of ants crawling on their food and furnishings.
CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:
Ant Control Methods and Strategies. The basic strategies for success in ant control include: Ant Baiting: Ants baits are a highly effective ant control tool. After correct identification of the ants, the correct bait can be selected and placed strategically to encourage the ants to feed.