Ants

Ant management: Expect to help customers

August 5, 2019 By
Call in the pros, we advise anyone with a pest problem. But what expectations do you set once you arrive and assess your potential customer’s situation? Ants that manage to enter structures are seeking out water and food. To help... Read more»
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Ant control revenue weathers the storms

August 5, 2019 By
Our exclusive survey examines why ant management is such big business for pest management professionals with the weather changes. Read more»
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Great expectations: Successful ant control in 5 steps

July 29, 2019 By
Five steps you need to follow that will put you on the path to successful ant control and better management of customer expectations Read more»
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Which ant species are most often misidentified?

July 24, 2019 By
We asked pest control experts: "Which ant species are most often misidentified?" Read more»

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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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»
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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»