Tag: ant colony

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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»

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»
Casey Prewitt, Neogen

2 tips for solving ant issues

March 25, 2019 By
Keep these two basic tips in mind when solving ant issues. Read more»
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Ant behavior could help humans

December 13, 2018 By
A new study finds that the key to antibiotics resistance in humans could lie in how ants function within their colonies. Published in February by the Royal Society, the article is titled “External immunity in ant societies: sociality and colony... Read more»
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Ants’ foraging behavior relates to weather

December 21, 2017 By
Pest management professionals use many skills to solve ant problems quickly and efficiently. Read more»
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Wood ant colony found living in former Soviet bunker

September 9, 2016 By
Thousands of wood ants from a large colony that lives atop an old, freezing Soviet bunker in Poland unwillingly descend into the bunker each year, where a “second” colony lives. The ants fall through an old ventilation pipe into the... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Carpenter Ant

June 11, 2014 By
Fiction: Treated wood will stop carpenter ant damage and infestation. Fact: Carpenter ants don’t eat wood; they excavate it. No matter what kind chemical treatment is used, they remain unaffected because they aren’t ingesting it. Treatment does inhibit fungal development,... Read more»
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