What Do Ants Like to Do?
Countless species of ants are found throughout the world. Whether they are living in the desert, the rainforest or on the beach, these tiny insects are a staple of almost every ecosystem. They are opportunistic feeders, feeding on a mix of animal and plant matter.
When they are not hunting, ants will visit a nearby colony, where they will share a meal with other ants. Some ants ensnare their prey in a sticky substance. They can then lift the food into their mandibles, feed themselves and return to the colony to share the meal.
Ants are also attracted to certain kinds of liquids. Fruit juices, honey and syrup are common ant food sources.
The main ingredient in many ants’ diets is a sticky substance called honeydew. Honeydew is produced by aphids, small insects that are black, brown or yellow in colour. These insects produce the substance by sucking the sap of a plant.
Ants can enter your home through many entry points, including through a weather-sealing door or cracks in the wall. They can also enter through cracks in windows. You should keep doors closed at all times to prevent ants from entering your home.
Ants are also attracted to fats and grease. They will also eat food spills.
They also like to eat eggs, meat, vegetables and fruits. The protein found in eggs helps them to grow. Some species of ants eat insects, while others are vegetarians.
Some ant species are cannibalistic, killing smaller ant species. These ants attack the younger members of their colony.