Pavement Ants

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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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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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Acrobat Ants, Revisited

October 3, 2008 By
By: Gerry Wegner Ph.D. Acrobat ants (Crematogaster spp.), are interesting to pest management professionals (PMPs) for a number of reasons. There are about 28 acrobat ant species in North America, with 10 species occurring in Florida alone. Of these, several species... Read more»
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These Aren’t Carpenter Ants!

August 8, 2008 By
By: Gerry Wegner Ph.D. Seasoned pest management professionals know that carpenter ants, Camponotus spp., comprise only one genus of ants that readily excavate and displace wood as part of colony nesting behavior. Ants representing a few other genera also engage in this behavior... Read more»
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Pest ID: Pavement ant

March 1, 2003 By
By: Dr. Kyle Jordan Because it often nests in or under cracks in pavement, Tetramorium caespitum is commonly referred to as the pavement ant. In nature, this ant generally nests under stones, but it will also establish residence in mulch, walls,... Read more»
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