How to get rid of ants cheaply and naturally? Leave a Comment / Eastside Exterminators / By Eastsidepestcontrol how to get rid of ants naturally Ant colonies have one queen, with thousands of sterile female worker ants. Winged ants are actually males, which are produced when the colony needs more ants. The male ant’s sole purpose in life is to mate with the queen and produce any larvae. One queen ant can live for a year or more and produce millions of offspring during that time.When it is time to reproduce, swarms of winged ants emerge from the colony. These are both males and a queen ant. After mating, the queen seeks a suitable nest site. She prepares the colony and sheds her wings, then produces eggs to set up housekeeping in the new colony.