If you’ve seen an ant swarm at your property in Central Florida, call us at Waters Pest Control for extermination services.
When you spot an ant swarm, or a large group of ants all together, in your home or on your property, the experience can take you by surprise. It’s not very pleasant to find that a massive number of ants have suddenly appeared in your living space. Most people know that where you see ants, there are more living in a colony nearby. An ant swarm occurs as part of a reproductive practice, so it typically happens in the spring season more than any other time of year. Most swarming practices occur outdoors, although if the ants have set up their colony close enough to a building, they could move indoors, too.
Ants swarm because they are highly social insects with developed social organizations and hierarchies within their colonies. Worker ants make up the majority of the colony, and these are the ants that look for and bring back food. You’ll also see them if you break open a piece of decaying wood, since they tend to forage for food in rotted areas of trees and branches. The next caste within the ant society is the reproductive group, which includes the kings and queens of the colony. They all emerge from the nest when they receive the proper signals to do so, which is why they appear in swarms.
If you’ve seen an ant swarm at your property in Central Florida, call us at Waters Pest Control for extermination services. We’ll send an ant exterminator to your property to locate the colony and get of the whole group of ants.