What are ants?
Ants are a type of insect. They vary in size, shape, and color depending on their species, but in general, you can identify ants as having three body segments, a constricted waist, a pair of bent antennae, and six legs. Only the queens and males (reproductives) having wings. Ants live throughout the world, and much to our dismay have adapted to living near and with people. Ants are social insects and work together for the good of the colony. Their colonies consist of different groups or “castes”.
Worker ants make up the largest group of ants in a colony; they are sterile females that gather food, care for the young, maintain the nest, and defend the colony. The reproductives are the males and queens (fertile females) and are responsible for reproduction.