Just in time for summer, PETA is offering tips on how to
keep ants outside the house without using toxic chemicals. So before
they reach for the ant traps or bug spray or call the exterminator, homeowners
should know that the toxic chemicals that kill ants are also harmful to humans
and that scientific studies show that ants are intelligent animals who likely
Did you know that similar to human gardeners, some ants use
bacteria to produce higher-yielding, nitrogen-rich gardens? Or that leaf-cutter
ants will overcome roadblocks between their colony and a food source by cutting
smaller pieces of leaves and adding more workers to the line? And one study
found that ants and other insects have the same chemical in their bodies that's
known to transmit pain in humans.
Follow the tips below for humane and safe ant control in
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.