Ants are the most numerous insect in the world. It is thought that for every human on Earth there are 1 million ants! If you do the math, the earth has over 7 million billion ants. Since they are so plentiful, they are also the number one pest we deal with here at Advanced Wildlife Control. They are a major problem for businesses and homeowners throughout Wisconsin. They can invade your home or office through the tiniest of cracks in search of sweet or greasy substances.
Ants leave trails of pheromones for other ants within their colony to follow, especially when a new food source is discovered. This is why just one or two ants in your house suddenly turn into hundreds. Ants are attracted to sweet or greasy foods, especially honeydew created by aphids. Most ants will actually gather and protect aphids for their honeydew. Ants are most active when it is damp outside, especially during spring and fall months in Wisconsin.