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3 Wild Movies About Killer Ants

TweetAnts are bad enough to have to deal with when they’re normal sized; blow them up to giants and they’re downright horrifying. Ants have long been the subject for giant insect horror flicks, possibly because they’re already creepy and crawly in their own right. Ants are hard to kill and they just seem to keep… Read More

The Impact Of Fire Ants

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TweetSince their arrival in the late to the United States in 1930’s, homeowners have been battling the Red Imported Fire ant. In terms of human health, property damage, and environmental damage; very few insects can hold a candle to the Fire Ant. Quite frankly, the Red Imported Fire ant just might be the worst pest… Read More

The Ant Watch- Our Favorite April Fool’s Joke

TweetHonor nature. Love nature. Keep it close at hand. Imagine being able to carry insect life around with you wherever you go… And no I’m not talking about having a nasty lice infestation. I’m talking about an entirely new take on time—The Ant Watch! Inspired by nature and child like curiosity, The Analog Watch Company… Read More

Wood Destroying Ants: What You Need to Know

Carpenter ants

TweetA carpenter ant infestation can come out of nowhere, and unlike regular ants, they often cause significant damage to your home’s structure. Carpenter ants do not eat wood. However, they do like to nest in it. Damage occurs as they build their nest or add to their colony. If you are concerned about these little… Read More

Tramp Ants- These Ants Get Around!

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TweetI recently had the pleasure of attending Pest World 2013 in Phoenix, and it was there where I was introduced to the concept of tramp ants; presented by Dr. Laurel D. Hansen. Tramp ants are recognized as such because of one common characteristic… Their loose morals. They get around! Tramp ants are introduced, exotic, invasive,… Read More

Amazing Video: Jumping Ants!

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TweetOkay. This is really cool! I recently came across some remarkable video of ants catapulting themselves around with their jaws. They’re jumping ants! While this behavior is not new to the insect world; I found it fascinating that the ants are not only able to jump backward, but have now evolved to jumping forward as… Read More

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

Yellow Jacket

TweetPest Control Information- Weekly Links First Aid Treatment for Yellow Jacket Stings You’ve been stung by a yellowjacket… Now what? Here’s a step by step first aid guide to treat these painful stings. More… What Do Gopher Tunnels Look Like Underground? Here is a fascinating look at what gopher tunnels look like under the soil.… Read More

10 Most Painful Insect Stings

Paper Wasp

TweetInsects plague our backyards and for many of us, they also plague our nightmares. The following 10 insects have definitely earned their way into our nightmares and should not be taken lightly. According to American entomologist, Dr Justin O. Schmidt, these insects are the most painful out there. He created the Schmidt Sting Pain Index… Read More

This Weeks Pest Control News

TweetFruit fly sex lives impact effectiveness of pest control strategies Scientists in Australia have been hard at work watching fruit flies mate to figure out how fly sex is affecting your food. During this process they are discovering more effective pest control strategies. For a great read, check out: http://nittygrittyscience.com/2012/09/06/fruit-fly-sex-lives-impact-effectiveness-of-pest-control-strategies/ Mosquitoes Plague the Northwest as West… Read More