Ants on apple
Enormous release of young queens throughout town on Saturday and lesser yesterday. Video clip on Flickr
Black Garden Ants are pests that can be found all around the worls. With colonies with up to 40,000 and a queen that can live up to 15 days, It can become a very obnoxious pest if found near a residential home.
These ants can destroy gardens, eat fruits, and invade inside homes. This is because they like exploring their surroundings (specially in the summer) in efforts to increase the supply of food of the queen and her young.
Normal ways to control these ants are through baits and spays sold at Garden and Home stores, cleaning carpets with baking soda and other natural methods, or by preventing their invasion by not leaving food uncovered.
Not entirely sure how they are alive, I found a nest of red ants while walking through a residential community. They were very small in size, and can be fierce if angry and with access to skin.
I have dealt with them before, and they are very numerous (as the may contain several queens and thousands of worker ants).
They can become a pest, and if numerous enough, even pest controllers need to be hired to get rid of them.
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨdiː/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender...