Ants

Watching the pest lineups change over time

June 17, 2019 By
The PMP team is in a reflective mood this issue, with “A Look Back” examining exactly when ants overtook termites as the top pest in modern memory for the pest control industry. Spoiler alert: We pinpoint it to 1998, for... Read more»
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The state of ant management, 1998

June 16, 2019 By
Pest Management Professional’s (PMP’s) annual State of the Industry survey tracks key metrics for pest management professionals (PMPs). Year after year, ants rank as the top profit- and revenue-generating pest, outstripping other major business generators like bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents... Read more»
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PHOTO: JOHN OBERMEYER, PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Purdue study fine-tunes baiting for pavement ants

June 11, 2019 By and
Blanket baiting as an initial treatment for pavement ants may be followed by target baiting ... to provide favorable customer satisfaction. Read more»
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For ants, focus more on nest, less on food

May 21, 2019 By
The most important step in nuisance ant control is not finding the food source. Instead, it’s crucial to locate and control the colony at its nesting site. Read more»
acrobat ants infestation PHOTO: ANGEL "SETO" SOTO

Ant control — can we get an ‘A-Men’?

May 15, 2019 By
A Cleveland, Ohio-based pest management professional shares his experience with an acrobat ants infestation. Read more»
PHOTO: DR. GERRY WEGNER

Industry suppliers talk ant abatement tools, trends

May 8, 2019 By
Product manufacturers share what’s new — and their forecasts for 2019-2025 for ant abatement. Read more»

Install physical ant barriers

May 6, 2019 By
Tree-banding is a simple and often-overlooked technique to install a physical ant barrier on fruit trees or ornamentals. It uses an adhesive barrier to limit mobility and trap ants, preventing them from reaching flowers and fruits and causing damage.  ... Read more»
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Team up with customers for better ant control

May 5, 2019 By
One of the core principles of IPM is that we should always make sure the customer cooperates in any pest management program we initiate. This is especially important when it comes to ant control. As with most other pests, we... Read more»
PHOTO: DR. GERRY WEGNER

Test your ant knowledge

April 29, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about ant and ant management. Editor’s Note: Questions for this ant test were contributed by Frank Meek, BCE. Read more»
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Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Tips for better ant identification

April 1, 2019 By
Ant identification can be daunting, but using a high-quality hand lens is a great place to start. With practice, it is possible to identify most common species without magnification once familiar with general size, color and behavioral characteristics. Always have... Read more»
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