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How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 16:14

Fire Ants, How to get rid ofFire Ants are the most dangerous and common ants in the United States. They are dangerous because they have a poisonous bite. Treating fire ants are similar to treating any of the different ants except that the process takes a little big longer than the others. Fire ants are attracted to electrical junction boxes of traffic signals, air conditioners, etc. when fire ants mass around the electrical contact points, they can cause the equipment to malfunction. Fire ants usually prefer food with high protein content but will feed on almost anything, plant or animal.
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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 15:23

Carpenter Ant Control

HOW to GET RID of CARPENTER ANT

Carpenter Ants feed off of moist or partially decayed wood. They will be found where water leaks onto the wood. Carpenter Ants increases after sunset particularly in spring and summer. They act as termites; however, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter Ants will do damage on the house but damaging the wood they are trying to build their nests upon.

INSPECTION

Many of Carpenter Ants mounds will be found in these areas: moist wall voids, attics, flooring or sub flooring, ceilings, windows, skylights, hollow doors, dishwashers, trash compactors, plumbing, pipe chases outdoors, trees, stumps/dead trees, landscape timbers, woodpiles and fences, leaf litter, debris piles, mulch beds, roof lines and gutters, soffits and vents, windows and door frames, utility entrances, sheds and doghouses, and trash containers. More on How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

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How to Get Rid of Odorous House Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 12:37

Ants

Ant Pest ControlAnts are Social Insects of the family Formicidae, and along with the related wasps and bees, they belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. Today more than 12,000 species of ants are classified. It is estimated to be more than 14,000 species. Ants are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist. Keep Reading

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How to get rid of Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 11:34

Ants

Ant Pest Control

Identification
It’s necessary to identify which type of ant species you are infested with because the species of ants widely vary which also means their food preference and habitats will vary as well. Identification is also crucial so that the correct control methods are taken. Some ants take better to baits whereas others will not be attracted to baits and specific ant species like the carpenter ant may need injections of insecticide into the wood.

Prevention
Preventative methods may be the most effective in that it eliminates chances for ant infestations to begin. Some preventative measures are:

  • Correct moisture problems – roof leaks, plumbing leaks, and etc. – these moisture problems will potentially enlarge cracks and crevices which means there are new entryways for ants
  • Remove tree limbs or branches of trees and bushes so that they are away from the exterior walls. These serve as bridges to your structure and so removal of these bridges may keep them from entering the home.
  • Seal openings, cracks and crevices that are on the foundation of the structure, especially in places where utility pipes and wires will enter the building from the outside.
  • Depending on the ant species, sanitation may be the best preventative measure. Keep Reading

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