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Western Ant Invaders

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Of the 2500 different ant species about 250 will reside in the Western U.S. Among the large variety of ants to be found in the Western United States, there are three species of ants that commonly invade, causing homeowners major headaches. These ants include the Odorous House Ant, the Carpenter Ant and the Pharaoh Ant. Here’s what you need to know about these three common ants:  What does an Odorous House Ant look like and what do they eat?  The Odorous House Ant will be a dark brown or a shiny black color, and will be 1/16 to 1/8 –inch long. The Odorous House Ant will eat just about kind… 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

Pest Control- Your Links For The Week

Pest Control- Your Links For The Week   Killer Bees Swarm Killing Texas Farmer Imagine working on a tractor, when you happen to disturb a nest of bees in an old chicken coup. Before you know it 40,000 of these bees swarm and vigorously sting you too many times to count. More… Honey Bees – Bumble Bees – Solitary Bees Here’s a breakdown of several different types of bees and wasps that might make your summer an unpleasant one. More… Using Wasps For Pest Control Here is one of the best pest control articles I’ve come across in a while. There are a lot of beneficial insects out there, and… Read More