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Why you have ants:
Ants feed on sweets, starches, and even greasy foods. They will typically enter a building when foraging for food and water and they can travel long distances. The ants that you find foraging in homes or buildings will account for typically 10% or less of the colony size. When these foragers locate a food source they will lay a scent trail (with pheromones) leading to and from the nest. Once the trail is established, you will have an ant problem. Indoors, they are usually found along walls, hiding under baseboards or carpets. Outdoors they are generally found under decorative landscaping, wood piles or rocks.
There are over 12,000 ant species worldwide, but only a handful of these species will typically be found infesting building in the Long Island area. Aside from being a nuisance, they have been known to transmit diseases such as Salmonellosis and Staphylococcus. Ants are social insects that live in communities. This means that they depend upon each other for survival. They live in large communities called colonies, and they will form underground nests comprised of chambers and interconnecting tunnels where they store food, lay eggs, and maintain nurseries. These nests can extend into in trees or within man made structures. There can be tens of thousands of ants within a single colony and it is possible to have several colonies inhabiting the soil or landscape surrounding a property. For this reason, they are the most common type of insect that we encounter and they can be difficult to exterminate.