Spontaneous Ant combustion- fact or myth from Green Frog Pest Solutions Pest Control Company in Hazlehurst, Jesup, Douglas, or Baxley Georgia

Carpenter Ant (Camponotus cylindricus) has ruptured her body to spew a sticky yellow glue, which has killed both her and the larger worker of another Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp), Brunei, Borneo, MalaysiaThe diversity of the insect world is astonishing. From ordinary mosquitoes, to the Madagascar hissing cockroach, bugs are annoying, yet fascinating. Camponotus Cylindricus is the technical name for exploding ants. The rare talent of self detonation is a weapon and a means of self defense for these ants. When the ant nest is under assault by an external threat, the ant will seize the intruding creature’s face with its teeth. The ant then bends its body with such a violent force that its outside layers literally burst, gushing forth chemicals designed to destroy. The objective is to dispatch both the intruding organism, and the ant itself. These chemicals used for destruction are stored in sacks that run alongside the ant’s body. Upon release, the substances act as an irritant to external organs, and it dries into a glue-like material which attaches the ant to the body of the assailing party. Often, this will cause the intruder to go blind, and will stop it from infiltrating the nest. At all events, the intruder will lose the battle. Chemical warfare is not restricted to the human species, it seems. Contact Green Frog Pest Solutions pest control company in Hazlehurst, Jesup, Douglas, or Baxley Georgia if you have any ant infestations, need an inspection, or just have any questions!