Ants

PMPs rank top 5 most-prevalent species

December 6, 2017 By
Carpenter ants top our State of the Industry lists this year. Read more»

Ant management: Choose control method based on species

November 29, 2017 By
"... don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never tried before." Read more»
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Study: How Indian jumping ants use scent

November 21, 2017 By
The findings have implications for mosquito repellent as well. Read more»
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12 tips for following the ant trail

October 26, 2017 By
Ant management relies heavily on finding the ant trails. Read more»
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Mississippi State team monitors tawny crazy ants

October 24, 2017 By
The tawny crazy ant is a non-native ant species that also has been found in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Read more»
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Fire ant colonies float in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

September 5, 2017 By
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, images of floating fire ant colonies from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston have gone viral on social media. Meanwhile, in Cuero, the river has brought my aunt all of the fire ants.... Read more»
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Research: Battle Argentine ants with bait derived from seaweed

August 22, 2017 By
A research team at the University of California-Riverside is working on an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based bait for Argentine ants (Linepithema humile). The Argentine ant is an invasive species with a worldwide distribution. It is a major nuisance in southern states... Read more»
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Pavement ants: Always ready to rumble

July 21, 2017 By
Dr. Michael Greene, associate professor and graduate program director for the University of Colorado Denver Department of Integrative Biology, studies the brains and actions of pavement ants (Tetramorium caespitum) — and theorizes human behavioral tendencies from the findings. As a... Read more»
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Ants across America: PMP publishes 2017 Ant Management Survey results

May 11, 2017 By
Ant management is good business all throughout the country, say respondents to PMP’s exclusive survey. Ants are problematic throughout the United States. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pest management professional (PMP) working in the South, West or Northeast; you’re... Read more»

Successfully manage carpenter ants by using the 3 i’s

April 26, 2017 By
Successful carpenter ant management comes down to “interview, identify and inspect.” Yes, those big black ants come every spring, but then they disappear! This homeowner comment is common — and should alert the technician that there is a problem with carpenter... Read more»