Sunday, September 1, 2013
ARTICLE ABOUT ANTS
By Lívia Jepsen
CURIOSITY ABOUT ANTS:
Some studies suggest that the weight of all ants in the planet would be superior of the weight of all human beings? Wow! That's a spooky suggestion.
Did you know that fire ants are not originally from America and were brought here accidentally in cargo ships. They are not in our area just yet, but moving quickly from East Coast. They thrive in any environment.
Here are some facts about ants from Wikipedia. If you notice ants in your house, call us before the infestation gets too difficult to control. They can thrive and aggressive infestations may take several treatments.
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Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ants thrive in most ecosystems and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success in so many environments has been attributed to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.
Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study. Many human cultures make use of ants in cuisine, medication, and rituals. Some species are valued in their role as biological pest control agents. Their ability to exploit resources may bring ants into conflict with humans, however, as they can damage crops and invade buildings. Some species, such as the red imported fire ant, are regarded as invasive species, establishing themselves in areas where they have been introduced accidentally.