Calling your Tulsa pest control company is the best first step when it comes to dealing with any kind of ant issue. Ants are a colonizing insect that fight, huge wars with each other in your our yards and pavement. These tiny armies are constantly searching for food, water and shelter. In many cases they can find these things in our homes, which is where we end up having an issue with them. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at ants, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect yourself from these invading insects.


These colonizing insects use a complete metamorphosis in order to develop into full grown adult ants. This complete metamorphosis contains four distinct phases. They start as an egg laid by the queen ants. This eggs is tended to by the workers. It eventually will hatch and a larva will it appear. This worm like structure is a very important part of the ant lifecycle. Because adult ants have very small waists between their body segments, and their stomachs are in the rear, they can’t actually consume solid food. Larva‘s will eat solid food until they’ve eaten so much that they throw up. At this point, the adult ants will come in and consume the leftovers. 

Once the larva has grown to full size, it will pupate or create a cocoon for itself. Here it will develop all the structures it will need to be an adult again. Finally, the adult will emerge from the pupa, and it will immediately go to work in whatever caste it was placed in. Your Tulsa pest-control company will have more information on this kind of thing. Check out our reviews!


When most people encounter an ant, the first thing they want to do is go to their local hardware store and get a can of their favorite pesticide. They spray this indiscriminately and attempt to stop the ants from making their way into their house. This is under the assumption that ants are coming in from the outside, but that’s not always true. In Oklahoma we have the indoor odorous house ant. This ant can have a colony inside your house. The problem is if you separate the worker ants from the colony for a long period of time, they will create their own colony creating two. Because of this, using pesticides that can separate groups of ants, such as these cans of over-the-counter product, are exactly the wrong thing to buy and use against them.

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

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