Ants as pests | FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Ants are drawn into our home as they search for foods left out by us. It seems that ants and humans both like similar foods. There is so much competition for new queens to find a nest after their nuptial flight, that they even come to check out our homes. You may have damp areas within your home, these areas are likely places where ants may choose to nest.
Read our 'natural repellants', it provides tips on removing unwanted ants as safely and environmentally friendly as possible.
There is no easy way to tell if an ant can sting until it has stung you! However by studying ants you will soon be able to identify which species are which and whether or not they can sting. The ants found under the species section, have been given a 'risk rating' this takes into account their ability to bite and sting. No ant stings are deadly to humans, and most ant stings are not that painful, but beware that there are a few out there that have a real punch! see 'Ant Bites and Stings' for further info.