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Texas Ants

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Texas is home to a variety of many different ant species. The main reason why there are so many ants in Texas is the weather. The weather in Texas never really drops down past a freezing temperature for a long period of time. This will allow the ants to live out of their colony or nest year round, and infest yards and homes. What ants live in Texas?  Some of the ants that live in Texas include: Carpenter ants, Crazy ants, Fire ants, Ghost ants, Little Black ants, Pharaoh ants, and Thief ants. All of theses ants have different habitats, but can pose a huge problem on you and your… Read More

6 Ways To Kill Black Ants

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Black ant infestations are very common both outside and inside a home. Black ants can populate any area, and eat just about anything. Killing black ants can be done very easily, if you can find the colony; and the trail they are walking in. Here are a few ways that will help you be black ant free: 1) Baits Baits are very easy to use and very effective. Simply buy some ant baits at your local hardware store, and place them around the Black ant colony. The baits will attract the Black ants to the bait station. When the ants take the bait back to the colony it will kill… Read More

Wood Destroying Ants: What You Need to Know

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A 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 pests, the following tips will help you ward off an infestation. Carpenter Ants and Termites Carpenter ants and termites can both have wings. They look a lot alike, so it is often hard to determine what type of pest you are dealing with. Examine the body to figure out what you have. Carpenter ants are… Read More

Fire Ant Exterminator

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Fire ants have been taking over ever since they arrived in America. Fire ants have been able to boom in the states, because queen Fire ants can generate millions of Fire ant workers during her life span. What Does The Fire Ant Look Like & What Does It Eat?  The Fire ant is a red color, and will have hairs coming off its body. They will vary in sizes; for 1.6mm to 5mm. The Fire ant will eat anything that gets in its way. It will eat other insects, small mammals, earthworms, frogs, and even lizards. When the Fire ant bites, it will also sting the prey and place some… Read More

Round-Up Of Pest Control Articles Of The Week

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Warm Spring Weather Brings Ticks back to The Garden State April showers and May flowers may be especially welcome this spring because of the harsh winter just past. But this is also the time of year when anyone visiting or living in New Jersey should be on the lookout for another, less pleasurable harbinger of the season – the blacklegged, or deer, tick… Read More Ladybug-Mimicking Spider The ladybug mimic spider (Paraplectana coccinella) mimics the ladybug in what is called Batesian mimicry. This means mimicking a toxic animal without actually being toxic yourself. So you get the protection, but don’t actually need to worry about producing the toxins… Read More… Read More

What You Need To Know About Argentine Ants

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What are Argentine ants?  The Argentine ant is very small ant, only growing to be about 1/8 of an inch. They can, however, grow to be a huge problem if they infest your home. What does the Argentine ant look like? The Argentine ant will range in color from a dull gray-black, to a gray-brown color. They will have three different body segments call nodes; and will have six long skinny legs that come off the nodes. On the head there will be two long antennae. What will the Argentine ant eat?  The Argentine ant’s main food source is honeydew made from different bugs. They also like to eat foods… Read More

Tramp Ants- These Ants Get Around!

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I 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, and alien. How Ants Are Spread Tramp ants move locally, nationally, and internationally, via various modes of transport. They travel across oceans, over borders, across state lines; from farm to farm, city to city, and eventually home to home. Tramp ants did not walk all by themselves from place to place, they had some help.… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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Three Natural Pest Control Methods for Ants Wage war against these pesky home invaders with these natural pest control methods… Read More How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants One of the most common pests to infest Massachusetts homes each spring is carpenter ants. These insects are capable of causing extensive wood damage, which is why people are always asking the question, “How do I get rid of carpenter ants?” Here’s how… Skunks and a Recipe for that Smell!! Did you know when they spray they can spray between 10 and 15 feet? If one does happen to get you, here’s an easy recipe to deal with the smell… Read… Read More

Best Of 2013: Year End Pest Control Links Round Up

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Here are a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Pest Control Software for Small Business  http://www.theservicepro.net/blog/pest-control-software-for-small-business  A Day in a Tampa Pest Control Office http://nelsonspestcontrol.com/pest-control/pest-control-tampa-fl/a-day-in-a-tampa-pest-control-office-2/ Warmer Winter Foreshadows More Bug Infestations This Summer http://gemtekpestcontrol.com/warmer-winter-foreshadows-more-bug-infestations-this-summer/ The Importance of Pest Control in Restaurants http://dialonepestcontrol.com/the-importance-of-pest-control-in-restaurants/ 5 Crazy Pest Control Products http://pestcontrolsanantonio.com/2013/12/5-crazy-pest-control-products/ Cockroach Control What Cockroach Control Can Do To Your Restaurant http://www.horizonpestcontrol.com/blog/what-cockroach-control-can-do-to-your-restaurant/ The Primary Types of Indiana Cockroaches http://www.yespestpros.com/pest-control/the-primary-types-of-indiana-cockroaches/ Cockroach Infestations http://www.vermatechpestcontrol.co.uk/news/general-interest/cockroach-infestations.php An Overview of Cockroach Allergies http://www.paynepestcontroloc.com/786122/2013/12/12/an-overview-of-cockroach-allergies-.html Cockroaches & Disease http://spectrumpestcontrolinc.com/blog/cockroaches-disease/ Scorpion Control Scorpions, Pest Control Enemy #1 http://www.essentialpest.com/2013/05/scorpions-pest-control-enemy-1/ Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control http://pestcontrolstgeorge.com/2013/08/black-lighting-scorpions-for-scorpion-control/ Phoenix… Read More

Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition

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Pest Control Links Round Up: Veterans Day Week Edition Bulwark Salutes Veterans Here is a very heart warming tribute, from Bulwark Exterminating, in which some of their employees offer some Veterans Day gratitude by offering tribute to a few service men and women they personally know and love. More… Does Your Fruit Have Flies? Fruit Flies seem to come from nowhere and are almost impossible to get rid of. Learn what you can do to solve your fruit fly problems here. Choosing the Right Termite Treatment To Meet Your Needs They’re termites, and they do billions of dollars in damages to property every single year. So what are the keys… Read More