Ants will scamper through homes foraging for food 12 months of the year. They build nests in the smallest crevices and constitute a nuisance by getting into food, syrup, fruit juices and similar items. In many ways, ants can outwit, outlast, and outplay humans. Their complex, cooperative societies enable them to survive and thrive in conditions that would challenge most other animals. They live in vast, interconnected colonies, can lift several times their own body weight, and coordinate their activity with incredible precision. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being. Argentine ants, native to South America, now inhabit every continent except Antarctica due to accidental introductions.