Ants are an issue that you and your Tulsa exterminator can eliminate quickly and easily. These colonizing insects are waging massive wars and battles in our backyards and fields in an effort to secure territory and resources. These insects are just trying to figure out their survival by raiding each other and gathering food. They are the epitome of teamwork, and each colony is a flawless machine working towards survival. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at ants, their lifecycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to keep them out of your home.


Ants are a eusocial insect. This means that they form a large family unit known as a colony. Each individual in the colony works towards the betterment of the colony, not the individual. The work is divided up in the workforce based on the actual work done. This is done using a caste system. The first caste is the reproductives. The queen is the head of the caste of reproductives. She is tasked with laying all the eggs to maintain the population of the colony. This is a job that never ends. Day and night the queen will lay eggs never stopping once.

In addition to the reproductive caste, we have a soldier caste. These ants may be larger than the others, or the same size, depending on the species. They often have extra apparatus used for defending the colony and running raiding parties, such as large, strong, mandibles, glands, that can spray sticky or acidic substances, large, strong heads and other attacking mechanisms. In addition to the soldiers, we also have the workers. Workers are tasked with everything else left to do to maintain the colony. They’ll build the nest, forage for food, bring food back, feed the young, feed the other ants, take out the trash and anything else necessary. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with these small insects. Check out our reviews!


Ants of different species require different food sources. Some ants rely strictly on carnivorous diets, others vegetarian, and most are omnivores. They can use a symbiotic relationship with their surroundings in order to get the food they need, or they can prey upon others. 

The anatomy of the ant is such that they have three large body sections, separated by a waist. They have a head, a thorax and an abdomen. The small waist between the body parts won’t allow for large solid food to pass through. The majority of the digestive system is in the abdomen, which is in the hind part of ant. Because of this, ants in their adult stage can only feed up on a liquid diet. In order to eat solid food, they first feed it to the larva or younger version of themselves, and then the larva will throw up some of the food. They’ll eat this as it’s a liquid form and can consume it.

If you’re having issues with ants or any other pests, then its time to give your professional Tulsa exterminator a call. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best of the best when it comes to dealing with ants or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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