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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

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

Ant Decapitating Flies

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Ever heard of the saying, “The enemy of your enemy is your friend?” Well, if this sentiment holds true, let’s all embrace our new brain tunneling, mind controlling, head melting and ant decapitating friend… The Pseudacteon parasitic fly. These teeny-tiny flies have the potential to be a natural pest control agent and combat the nasty hoards of fire ants that are plaguing the Southern United States. How you ask? By removing their heads! Here’s how it all goes down: Ant Decapitating Flies Some of the most malevolent creatures to ever inhabit this country are the malicious, spiteful, stinging, Red Imported Fire ants. Their huge mounds are unmistakable. If you ever… Read More

10 Most Painful Insect Stings

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Insects 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 which ranks the most painful stings on a 1-4 scale. 10.    Sweat Bee Having a mild sting, Schmidt describes the Sweat bee’s punch as “light, ephemeral, almost fruity; a tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm” and ranks it a 1.0 on his pain index. These bees are attracted to human sweat,… Read More

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up   Pest Control Website Design Analysis Interested in growing your small pest control business? Talk to Shannon Johnson of Manic Marketing in St. Petersburg, FL. More… Travel Protection from BedBugs Here’s a guide written for those that want to travel smart and take precautions to avoid bed bugs while traveling. More… Tiny Ticks are a Big Health Hazard The humble tick is a very small insect. However, don’t let the diminutive size fool you. The tiny tick can pose a big threat to your health. More… Boost Your Sales By Marketing Your Pest Control Business Consider the following marketing tips on how to grow your… Read More

3 Pests That Can Ruin Your Fourth Of July

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Among all of your festive Fourth of July BBQ’s, fireworks, pool parties, and parades can lurk unanticipated nuisances that may very well wreak havoc on the day’s festivities (and I’m not talking about your Uncle Roger who drinks too much). I’m talking of course about bugs! Here are three such nuisances, or outdoor pests, that can ruin your Fourth of July holiday: Yellow Jackets One of the most popular Fourth of July activities are family picnics or barbeques. In fact, Last July 4th some 78 million Americans had a barbecue; grilling everything from hotdogs, to hamburgers, to shish kabobs. The sweet watermelon and sticky sodas draw in unwanted pests to… Read More

Pest Control- Weekly Links

Pest Control- Weekly Links   Carpenter Ant Awareness Week This week is carpenter ant awareness week. How can you spot carpenter ants? Where are they found? What can you do to prevent them? Here’s what you need to know. More… Bird Mites Here’s an article discussing the appearance, lifecycle, habits, and behavior of bird mites. More… Have You Seen the Asian Tiger Mosquito? Our pest of the week is the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Turns out that this flying pest is also common in California. Here’s what you need to know. More… Asian Cockroaches In Charlotte, NC Out of all the different species of cockroaches, the Asian cockroach just might be… Read More

Links Roundup: Pest Control News For The Week

Links Roundup: Pest Control News For The Week   Insects That Look Worse Than They Are Bugs like the praying mantis, dragonfly, spider, and scarab beetle all look menacing. These insects’ bark is worse then their bite. They are actually quite beneficial. More… Beware The Bug: Fire Ants – The Dangerous Home Invader Fire ants pose a serious health risk, particularly to small children or family pets. They are known to have a strong, painful and persistent sting that often leaves a pustule on the skin. Left untreated, fire ant bites can become infected and in a few extreme cases, have been reported fatal. More… Pest Control Tip: Beware Of… Read More

Links Roundup- Pest Control Articles For The Week

Weekly Links Roundup

Links Roundup- Pest Control Articles For The Week  Squirrel Gets a Jolt, Leaves 4,500 in Dark It wasn’t a big storm with hurricane-force winds that knocked out power for thousands. More… Natural Methods to Eliminate Lice from Hair Lets hope you never need this advice; but just in case, McDonald Pest Control offers advice on getting rid of a hair lice infestation. More… Termite Season Is Here & So Are Termite Swarmers Is it possible to see termites on your property and not have a termite infestation? With spring almost upon us, and termite swarmers resurging, you better be well informed. Walker Pest Management of South Carolina has some advice on termites.… Read More

Pest Control For Fire Ants

The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to dealing with fire ants. If you are a homeowner who is battling fire ants on your property, please seek the assistance of an ant control professional before attempting to exterminate these dangerous ants. Fire Ants The Red Imported Fire ant is one of the worst ant pests in the Southern United States in terms of human health, property damage, and environmental damage. If you are a pest control professional in states like: Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, and North Carolina; you likely take frequent calls from homeowners that… Read More