Why do ants keep coming back?

We have all at some time or the other been driven to distraction by returning ants. Sometimes they just appear to be impossible to get rid of despite using all the tricks in the book. But just why and how do they keep returning to our homes – and in such large numbers?
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Clever ants and how to control them

Whilst the cockroach remains possibly the hardiest survivor of the insect world, the ant must surely be the smartest. There are over 12,000 known types of ant and the total worldwide weight of the ant species would amount to the same, if not more, than that of the entire human race.
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The Friendly Cockroach

Yes, believe it or not, cockroaches are social creatures! Scientific studies have shown that roaches form incredibly close bonds with other roaches and that they have a sophisticated intelligence which allows them to recognise members of their own families. It was also discovered that different generations of the same family are most likely to nest together.
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