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Common ants

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Updated: 6/05/2003 12:40 pm
Ants seem to be everywhere. They come in all sizes and can be black, red or brown. Some species, like the pharoh ant, depend on heated human buildings for survival, and all of them share our taste for sweets. For this reason, ants can frequently be found in areas where food is prepared or consumed. Outdoors, their mounds are unsightly additions to your yard. Some ants can also inflict painful bites and stings. Since many ant colonies are underground, thorough ant control should be done by a professional pest control service. Professionals are knowledgeable about which poisons to use and how to apply them in a manner which will not harm pets, humans or beneficial insects. Since an ant cololny can grow to more than a quarter of a million insects, it's best to call a pest control specialist at the first sign of these insects.

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