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Posts Tagged ‘ant’

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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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.

Carpenter Ant Damage
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Ants can talk

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ants

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

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Pest Control Tips for Homeowners

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Tidy Home

While a lot of pests and their takeovers of your home are seemingly out of your control as a homeowner, there are a variety of measures you can take to control pests on your own. Most boil down to common sense and good house keeping. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In order to avoid pest problems, don’t allow yourself to create an environment that is hospitable to them in the first place.

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Ant Prevention for your home or business.

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Ant PreventionTrim branches and limbs of trees and shrubs that touch the building to keep ants from gaining access via these routes.

Eliminate food sources inside the building or prevent access to suitable food by keeping it in ant-proof containers.

Caulk cracks and crevices around foundations that provide an entry for ants from outside.

Provide a dry, vegetation-free border, such as gravel or stones, around the perimeter of house foundations to discourage nest building.  Things like wood chip mulches and landscape plants provide a good nesting environment for ants.

Clean up sugary spills because ants love sugar.

Remove trees that consistently host ants and are adjacent to neighboring house’s.

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