Ants can be a nuisance as well as a health threat, making ant pest control crucial. Worker ants foraging for food and water become a concern when they infest food or other items in the home.
Although most ants consume a wide variety of foods (they are omnivorous), certain species prefer some types of foods and some even changer their preferences over time.
Species of ants that sting, such as red imported fire ants, can endanger young children, confined pets and bedridden people.
Pharaoh ants can carry disease-causing organisms on their exoskeleton and therefore are a problem in hospitals and health care facilities.