Ants are the small insects that have many sizes and colors and live in different locations and areas. The common ants in the house are normally brown in color. Ants usually have strings which become fatal as the size of the ant increases, but normally the sting of the ants in the house is not known to be very harmful for life. All ants are social insects and live and move about in large groups. These groups are not just a collection of ants; they have a specific group hierarchy.

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The groups of ants, if observed closely, will show that it had one ant which is comparatively bigger in size than the rest of the group. This ant is called the queen. The rest of the ants are called the worker ants. The queen is responsible for laying the eggs, whereas, as the name indicates, the worker ants are responsible to find and carry the food and the eggs whenever the group needs to

move. The ants in the house are commonly observed to walk in lines, carrying food and sometimes during a certain season, to carry small, nearly transparent but white eggs. One of the easy ways to locate ants in the house is when they are moving from one place to another, either to change their location or to look for food. In the latter case, the queen stays at the nest.

The ants in the house are less poisonous than those living in forests and wild areas. They are smaller in size as well. But ants in the house cannot be considered as harmless and allowed to wander about in the house. They have their own problems. Besides other problems, considering that they live in colonies and imagining a colony of ants attacking someone in the house, is definitely an uncomforting thought.

In order to locate the ants in the house, one can either follow a single ant and which may eventually lead to their nest. But this may not be a good choice, considering the ant may be lost or the possibility of having to follow it around the house before one can finally get to reach their nest, following a single ant’s footsteps. Besides, a single ant is hardly seen as a threat unless one locates a group of ants in the house. In this case, they are usually seen easily in long queues walking up or down a wall. Once a queue is located, it is normally easy to identify and differentiate between their nest and the other destination.