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Why Do Ants Love Sugar So Much? New Jersey Ant Control

Filed under: New Jersey Ant Control — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 1:55 pm April 11, 2017

Why Do Ants Love Sugar So Much? New Jersey Ant Control

Have you ever wondered why ants are so attracted to your old soda cans, while just about every other bug, except for roaches, doesn’t seem to have any taste for sugar at all? Actually a lot of different insects and other animals are attracted to sugar, and there are many logical reasons for these animals to find sugar appealing.

Biologically speaking, all animals, including us, are driven to consume sugar because it is a calorie-dense food source. Since ants are such hard workers they need calorie-rich food in order to move about continuously in service of their queen.

Sugar is basically an edible form of energy, so ants recognize this about sugar that is why they exploit any sugar-source as much as they can. Sugar, honey and some other sweeteners will provide an ant with enough energy go about its busy day.

Ants are also well known for carrying around giant food particles that are often heavier than they are, but ants prefer to carry around sugar particles because they are so lightweight. To an ant, sugar particles are the preferred food to be hauling around.

If you yourself prefer to cook with sugar or eat sugary foods then it is obviously extra important for you to clean up any sugar particles that may be left over from past food-items. If you do have an ant problem that you cannot get rid of, then you can always use sticky traps that use a sugar-like substitute in order to lure ants to their doom. If these items are used properly they may destroy an entire ant population. Even tiny traces of honey can attract an army of ants, so keeping all of your sugary food in an area sealed off from the outside, like your refrigerator, is a good method of pest-prevention.

Have you ever seen an ant carrying a chunk of food inside of your home?

Thousands Of Ants Ruin A Family’s Vacation | New Jersey Ant Control

Filed under: Ant Control,New Jersey Ant Control — Tags: , — New Jersey Pest Control @ 12:04 pm January 18, 2017

Thousands Of Ants Ruin A Family’s Vacation | New Jersey Ant ControlNew Jersey Ant control

Family vacations can be stressful, especially when you hear creepy sounds coming from behind the walls of your hotel. This scenario turned into a reality for family of five, only they were lodging in a cabin, and not a hotel. After the father of three heard his son’s concerns about ghostly noises coming from within the cabin, the father decided to investigate the matter. Luckily, the noises were not coming from a ghost, but unluckily the noises were coming from thousands of ants that were behind the walls of the cabin.

The family did not become aware of the ant infestation until after five days of staying in the cabin. After the family complained to the staff at the tourist retreat, they were told to sweep up the ants themselves, and that ants just have to be tolerated. Sadly, the family did not receive a refund or an apology.

Have you ever discovered an infestation of insects or spiders at a hotel while vacationing?