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Its not Halloween but Ghost Ants are Real!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Ghost Ant

Ghost ants are usually found in potted plants, planter beds, wall voids. However, ghost ants are also found boxes near and within greenhouse and tropical exhibits. Ghost ants are practically invisible, it just appears that way because of transparent legs and abdomen. Ghost ants were originally found in Africa and Asia but now they are worldwide pest. They are common pest in greenhouses and zoos. Their colonies have multiple queens and luckily ghost ants do not bite us like other well known ants.

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You Think Your As Strong As A Ant in Columbus Ohio?

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

If you can lift over 1000 Lbs, you may want to keep on training. Ants have been known to lift over 50 times their body weight.

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Ant Exterminating Solutions that are Healthy for Families and Pets

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


Ants Band Together To Create Raft and Protect the Queen

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Floating Ants in water

Floating Ants in water

How will we survive when there is flood and we can not use anything else but each other?
Can we work together like ants?

According to a study published in the latest issue of PLOS ONE, ants created waterproof buoyant raft linking each other.
Baby ants were at the base of raft, worker ants formed link to finish rest of structure and queen ant was placed in the middle.
I understand queen being placed in the middle since it is safest spot on the raft but baby ants at the base does not make any sense.
Jessica Purcell from the University of Lausanne said, “We expected that individuals submerged on the base of the raft would face the highest cost, so we were astonished to see the ants systematically place the youngest colony members in that position. After further experiments revealed that the brood are the most buoyant members of the society and that rafting does not decrease their survival, this configuration benefits the group at minimal cost.”

Who knew that baby ants can float? This would definitely not happen in the human race

This explains why ants outsmart us and persevere like cockroaches.

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Where did fire ants come from in Columbus Ohio?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013


According to Sarasota Herald-Tribune, five WW II bombers dropped explosive to American South on October 5, 1967.
The three B-17s and two PV-12s were not explosive but laden with ten thousand pounds of Solenopsis invicta meaning “invincible ants or ants from hell”.
We know it as fire ants, They destroy crops, wildlife, and fiery sting has killed people.

In Virginia Beach, 30-year-old former marine Bradley Johnson was stung by fire ants while working outside—and died of anaphylactic shock.
On at least one occasion, fire ants invaded an elementary school in Tennessee to get candy stashed in kids’ lockers.
At Greystone Retirement Community in Huntsville, Ala., a staffer found 79-year-old Lucille Devers covered in fire ants, which were crawling from her mouth, nose, ears, and hair.

According to entomologists at Texas A&M University, Texas spends 1.2 billion each year and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared war on fire ants. The fire ants have been expanding their territory by crossbreeding to tolerate cold so watch out because they love crumbs left in the house.

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Ant Prevention in Columbus Ohio

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Ant Prevention Tips

Don’t let ants in Columbus, Ohio rule your home

Every year homeowners residences of Columbus, Ohio must fight with ants, both inside and out. If you are already witnessing ants in the kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere in your home, then you should consider contacting a pest control company to help you get rid of ants. If you are not already dealing with ant problems and are simply looking for ways to prevent pavement ants, carpenter ants and other ants in Columbus, Ohio from invading your home, try these ant prevention tips from EnviroCare Pest Solutions.

Inside Your Home

-Organize pantry items so that you use oldest items first
-Clean up food (including pet food) and beverage spills as soon as they occur
-Be diligent in taking out trash
-Keep food preparation areas and floors clear of crumbs
-Store food in airtight containers, glass or durable plastic if possible
-Regularly clean under and around appliances to remove grease, food debris and other items that attract ants

Outside Your Home

-Eliminate “Highways” to your home by trimming trees and shrubs back
-Seal openings around doors, windows and the foundation
-Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and are free of holes
-Store firewood well away from buildings and up off the ground

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Columbus Ohio Ant Prevention tips

Friday, March 16th, 2012
Ant Prevetion in Columbus Ohio

Ant Prevetion in Columbus Ohio

EnviroCare Pest Solutions recommends that homeowners follow these tips to avoid ant infestations:

-Do not store firewood and building materials next to your home.
-Keep food in sealed containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
-Seal cracks and holes around a home.
-Keep tree branches cut back from the house.
-Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water near a home.
-Keep pet food and water dishes clean and remove any spilled food.

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Mild winter in Columbus Ohio could brings more pests.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Columbus Ohio Sunny Day

To guard against the early pests infestation, EnviroCare Pest Solutions Suggest a few tips to homeowners:

Maintain at least 1 inch between soil and any wood portions of your home.
Keep mulch away from your foundation.
Seal cracks and small openings around the outside of your house.
Get rid of standing water or moisture.
Keep your tree and other plants trimmed back from so they are not touching your house.
Keep trash containers cleaned out
Put screen windows and doors up around the house.
If you see any problems, contact EnviroCare Pest Solutions to recommend the best course of treatment.


Carpenter Ants Can Make Some Damage

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ant damage is a result of nesting. They chew through wood for queens to lay eggs and for baby ants to develop. Carpenter ants gain no nutritional value from wood, however the damage it make is generally for nests purposes only.

Carpenter ants like to live in damp wood. When carpenter ants do enter homes, they like to enter through ducts of heating and cooling equipment, windows, when trees hang onto structures, telephone wires cable lines and firewood from outdoors. Carpenter ant infestations are obvious when Carpenter ant workers move through rooms in search of food and water.

Carpenter ant damage is not as severe as the damage caused by termites, carpenter ant nests can cause some extreme damage over a period of time. As the number of carpenter ants colony grow, their expansion through the wood increases, causing major damage to structures.

Carpenter ants clean and polish their nests of wood so that they appear smooth as sandpaper. The nests of carpenter ants also have holes through which worker ants push debris out. Often consumers see a pile of wood shavings below these holes. These shavings are like scraps produced from sharpening a pencil. While the wood surface may appear undamaged, carpenter ant nests can be identified by little window holes.

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Ants can talk

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010


Ants are able communicate with each other about danger and directions to food.

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