Food is an enticing part of life, especially if you are discussing your favorites. Many people are easily swayed to go out for a meal if it involves a specific type of food that they love. Bacon cheese burgers, pancakes, steak, fried chicken, Chinese noodles, tacos – you name it, it is sure to be someone’s favorite. Like humans, ants also have their favorite foods that will get them a little more excited than others. If these foods happen to be left out in your kitchen this spring and summer, chances are that you will have a line of marching ants across your counter top in no time.
Why are Ants Attracted to Sweets?
Ants love almost every kind of food and will consume the smallest crumb of bread to the largest piece of pasta; however there is a type of food that will send ants in a frenzy and that is sugar. Most ants have a particular fondness for sweet foods, from sugar, to honey, to soda pop; ants love to consume energy filled sweet treats. While sugar is found in almost all foods, it is the especially sweet that they tend to be drawn to. The best way to keep ants away from your home is to make sure those chocolate chip cookies are securely stored away and any other candy or sweet treats are tightly wrapped up and in an area where ants cannot get to.
Do Ants Eat Meat?
There are so many different species of ants crawling around and they are different in some ways. While all ants are constantly seeking for shelter and a reliable food source, not all species have the same tastes in food. The common pavement ant prefers to eat meat over sugary foods. This ant has also been known to be drawn to greasy foods like French fries and tater tots as well. Carpenter ants and fire ants have been known to feast on eggs, baby birds and even mice.
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There are several important steps to take to keep ants from coming into your home. Keep in mind that ants have the ability to crawl through very small holes, cracks and crevices to gain access into your residence. Making sure that your home is securely tightened up is a great way to keep ants out. It is also important that ants do not find your home attractive, meaning that there is no food out for them to smell and make a run towards. The best way to keep ants away from your home is with regular scheduled pest control visits from A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. Call us today!