Being one of the most spread organisms on the planet, the ants are present in every continent, except Antarctica, and are highly diversified to be able to take advantage of many niche environments all over the world. An ant infestation can lead to many problems including contamination of the food, stings or bites, and structural damage to a home.
Ants are insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. They evolved from wasp-like insects and diversified through time, reaching an estimated total of 22,000 species, out of which only 12,500 have been classified.
Due to the fact that ants are a eusocial organism, they work together. So if one of the workers finds a food source, such as a sugary snack, meat or proteins in any other forms, they mark the route with pheromones and help other ants reach the food source. This is how a trails of ants gets formed from their nests to your household.