Tag: ant control

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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»

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»
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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Educate customers for successful ant management

March 31, 2019 By
Help your customers understand how ants get into their home to help the success of your ant control program. Read more»
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Choose, apply insecticides correctly for ant control

March 30, 2019 By
Traditional insecticides can still play an important role in ant management. First, locate ant trails, nests or mounds and areas where ants may be expected to forage. From there, it’s all about choosing the most appropriate insecticide and applying it... Read more»
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Prevent ant intrusion

March 29, 2019 By
Ants — the social pests that forage, grow and harbor in every land environment — are still the industry’s No. 1 pest. As the winter months continue, many species will hibernate and stay dormant. When spring arrives, though, colonies will... Read more»
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4 key treatment sites for better ant control

March 28, 2019 By
Different ant species require different treatments, thanks to unique character traits, so be sure to properly identify the invaders before you start a control plan. To help identify different ant species, PMPs should plan on thoroughly inspecting their clients’ homes... Read more»
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Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

Choosing the best bait for ant control

March 26, 2019 By
Ant baits have become a major tool in the battle against structure-invading ants. But how do you choose the best bait for the situation? As a pest management professional (PMP), I used a technique I called the “Peanut Butter and... Read more»
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