Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

Yellow JacketFirst 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. The burrow system can cover an area of 200 to 2,000 square feet. More…

5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests

Las Vegas is home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip). Here are the top five pests found in the Las Vegas area. More…

How Termites Can Ruin Your Home

When termites move in to your home, it’s time to get concerned. Here’s what you need to know. More…

Pest Of The Week: The Leafcutter Ant

leafcutter antCommon in Central to Southern Texas, and as far east as Louisiana, the Texas Leafcutter ant is an ant known for harvesting plant leaves. These ants will chew, or “cut” circular pieces out of leaves and use these pieces as fertilizer to feed a fungus. In return, this fungus will feed a leafcutter ant colony. It’s quite a remarkable process to see.

It’s because of this process, that leafcutter ants are considered a nuisance and a severe ant control problem. It has been reported that these ants can completely strip a citrus tree of all it’s leaves in under 24 hours. They are not to be taken too lightly. A colony of Leafcutter ants can attack crops, farmland, trees, shrubs, etc. if left untreated, permanently damaging the greenery. Nest-building activities have also been shown to damage roadways.