What is a Fourmi?

Fourmis sont particulièrement courtes parce qu’ils ne savent pas s’alimenter seuls. Ils pratiquent la trophallaxie, un processus alimentaire dans lequel une fourmi reçoit les spores du nourriture des membres de leur colonie et les restitue au nid.

Cependant, la durée de vie d’une fourmi dépend du type qui elle est, s’il en est reine ou ouvriere.

What Is a Fourmi?

Fourmi (pronounced “foor-mEE”) is the French word for ant. These eusocial insects belong to the family Formicidae and are found all over the world. At Fourmi Languages, our mission is to help people learn French in a personalized one-on-one setting. As ants are hard-working creatures, we believe that our students and teachers can achieve their goals with dedication and persistence.

A Fourmi can be a nuisance or a helpful garden pest, depending on its species and environment. They can cause damage to crops and gardens, as well as displace native species. They also play an important role in ecosystems as they recycle nutrients and decompose dead vegetation.

I wish to thank Mr Podesta for his truly carthorse work, his patience and his diplomacy in the PPE Group and at our many working meetings. He couldn’t eat his sandwich because there were too many ants on it. So he had to go out to get another one.

How to Identify a Fourmi

Fourmis are among the most common pests to invade homes. They are also found in restaurants, hospitals, bureaux, and practically all batiments where food and water can be found. They are usually inoffensive envers le monde, but can cause considerable degats immobiliers (especially when they are charpentieres).

There are several physical traits that can be used to identify a fourmi. These include the presence of two protuberances on the tete and pattes, the size of the first large section of the abdomen, and the fact that the thorax relies directly onto the abdomen.

Another important characteristic to look for is whether a fourmi is monomorphe or polymorphe. A monomorphe has all ouvrieres within a colony the same size, whereas a polymorphe has some ouvrieres of one size and others of a different size. A final way to determine if an insect is a fourmi is to see if it has 4 ailes, each with a paire anterieure larger than the paire posterieure.

How to Get Rid of a Fourmi

Les fourmis sont de vrais allies pour votre jardin, contribuent a l’aeration du sol et luttent contre certains ravageurs. Mais, si elles croisent sur votre chemin jusqu’à s’invader dans votre maison, vous devriez rapidement repousser ces insectes.

Le citron est un des repulsifs naturels les plus efficaces pour éviter les fourmis de coloniser votre maison. Deposer quelques gouttes de ce produit autour des fenêtres et les portes permettrait de dissuader les fourmis.

On peut également recourir à la mousse insecticide pour fourmis ANT OUT aux endroits où les quatremis pourraient entrer. Disponez de celui-ci autour des fissures, dans les couloirs ou sous les planchers de vos bâtiments. Le bélanger en plastique n’a pas une effet débilitant, mais sa odeur est forte et évita facilement les fourmis de fréquenter votre maison. On peut aussi utiliser des huiles essentielles d’orange, menthe ou de lemon. Les astuces non naturelles contiennent des substances qui ont un impact toxique sur la nourriture des fourmis et empêchent les animaux de s’approvisionner avec le nourriture qu’elles cherchent dans votre maison.

How to Control a Fourmi

Fourmis are minuscule and can easily penetrate open containers of food such as bagged chips, popcorn or canned vegetables. Stocking these items in closed, airtight containers will help keep them away from your home.

Limiting the foods that are available in certain areas of your home will also keep fourmis at bay. It is important to sanitise all surfaces in the kitchen and pantry, including shelves, drawers and cabinetry.

Les myrmecologues etudient les comportements des fourmis en laboratoire et à l’extérieur de leur habitat naturelle, mais une variante de ce comportement reposant sur des substituts >> de fourmis a également été décrite.

At Fourmi Languages, a top-tier language school, we believe that hard-working teachers and students achieve great results in their learning. Click here to learn more about our unique one-on-one approach to French instruction. Interested in learning a new language? Sign up for a free trial class today! The first lesson is on us.