As long as their foods are available, ants can find their ways into your homes through openings in doors, windows and other places and you are likely going to experience massive infestation of ants and dealing with this could very hard. Ants are opportunistic feeders; they feed on many things depending on what is available around them, so they eat anything from decaying woods to meats, dead organisms, sugar, vegetables, breads, peanut butter, cheese and other sweetened foods.
There are over 12,000 varieties of ants and they are all social insects with castes that consist of queens, female workers and reproductive males. Each of these castes has a specific duty it has to perform for the growth of the colony.
In the United States, the four main varieties of ants are Pavement ants, Carpenter ants, Pharaoh ants and Red imported fire ants.
Pavement ants: They are called pavement ants because their nests are usually seen in cracks found in pavements. Although they are mainly found in pavements, they can also go into a building. These ants are merely 1/8 inch long.
Carpenter ants: these are the most common type of ants and they are usually about 1/4 to 5/8 inch in length. From dead and damp woods to solid ones, carpenter ants are capable of destroying any kind of woods while making their nests. Their colors can be reddish orange, black, brown and so on.
Pharaoh ants: At an average length of 1/16 inch, they are the smallest of these four common ant varieties. They can invade a lot of human dwellings like hospitals, homes, restaurants and so on. They are known to be capable of transmitting Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus infections.
Red Imported Fire Ants: these ones have been implicated as the ones with stings and their length is about 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch.
Considering how often these insects infest human dwellings, there are lots of solutions usually proffered to get rid of them but only few of them will effectively take care of them for a long time. Therefore, instead of thriving to exterminating ants without much success, hire pest control professionals that are well grounded in what it takes to permanently get rid of ants.