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Let’s face it -- as much as we love nature -- no one wants a mouse in their house. The same thing goes for armies of ants, moths that make their way into your wardrobe and spiders who seem to magically appear just about everywhere. Follow our EarthKind blog for the latest information on natural alternatives that will help you keep your home pest and poison free.

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Ant Life Cycle - Exploring the Different Stages of an Ant’s Life

Posted by Rita Stadler

May 25, 2017 8:04:48 PM

What is the lifespan of an ant? How come you never see baby ants? What is the life of an ant like? These are just a few of the endless questions an inquisitive preschooler might ask after spotting ants in the kitchen.

Being interrogated by a curious kid (or anybody else) while trying to deal with an ant infestation is pretty darn stressful, so we’ve broken down the answers to all your burning questions about the life cycle of an ant. 

Life cycle stages of an ant

Of the at least 12,000 different species of ants in the world, just a few hundred are found in the United States. Less than half of those ant species are known to be pests to homeowners. All of that means there is a wide variety in ant life cycles depending on species and habitat. The following information provides a general summary of the types of ants you are most likely to encounter.

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Topics: Kitchen Ants

Ants in the kitchen, and how to get rid of them!

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 22, 2016 9:29:07 AM

If anybody should know how to have a pest free home, it oughta be me, but household pests are incredibly persistent, and pest problems can happen to anyone. You don’t have to just deal with it though, and you don’t have resort to harmful chemicals or expensive exterminators either. If you promise not to judge me too harshly, I’ll tell you my tale.

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Topics: Pest Control, Kitchen Ants