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About Dr. Laurel Hansen

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Contributor Dr. Laurel Hansen is a biology instructor at Spokane Falls (Wash.) Community College, and a member of the PMP Hall of Fame (Class of 2015). You can reach her at Laurel.Hansen@sfcc.spokane.edu.

Posts by Dr. Laurel Hansen

Successfully manage carpenter ants by using the 3 i’s Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in the Ants & Carpenter Ants & featured categories.

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... Read more»

Carpenter ants aren’t always evil Posted on 24 Apr 2017 in the Ants & Carpenter Ants & featured categories.

Let’s set the record straight: Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are not all “evil” or “bad.” They play a positive role in forested environments. Carpenter ants nest in both living and... Read more»