When you see a spider, you probably run or at least flounder helplessly in a corner until someone removes it. Cockroaches likely make your skin crawl and your hair stand on end. A scorpion might send you into convulsions, but an ant is probably lucky to inspire a raised eyebrow. Granted, the presence of one or two ants is no reason to sound an alarm. Unfortunately, when several hundred join forces, they can do a surprising amount of damage.
Never Underestimate the Ant
Ruining your picnic is child’s play for some ants. Here are a few ways various types of Texas ants can make your life miserable.
• Common household ants can contaminate your food stores in record time. They’re especially fond of sweets. They carry bacteria on their feet, so once an army of ants invades a food item, it’s theirs.
• Red imported fire ants typically nest outdoors. Their mounds can damage … Read Full Post »