Tag: carpenter ants

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Build a strong ant program

November 13, 2018 By
Take a measured approach to gain control over ant infestations. Read more»
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Why inspections for vacation homes are different

June 18, 2018 By
Walking into the kitchen one day, a homeowner notices a few ants. They call you, the pest professional, to treat the home. But what if it’s a vacation home that the homeowner only visits on the weekends, during a certain... Read more»

Why you should be marketing to vacation homeowners

June 6, 2018 By
Helping owners of vacation home understand the benefit of year-round pest control can be a great revenue stream. Read more»
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PMPs rank top 5 most-prevalent species

December 6, 2017 By
Carpenter ants top our State of the Industry lists this year. Read more»
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Ant management: Choose control method based on species

November 29, 2017 By
"... don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never tried before." Read more»
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Ants across America: PMP publishes 2017 Ant Management Survey results

May 11, 2017 By
Ant management is good business all throughout the country, say respondents to PMP’s exclusive survey. Ants are problematic throughout the United States. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pest management professional (PMP) working in the South, West or Northeast; you’re... Read more»
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Successfully manage carpenter ants by using the 3 i’s

April 26, 2017 By
Successful carpenter ant management comes down to “interview, identify and inspect.” Yes, those big black ants come every spring, but then they disappear! This homeowner comment is common — and should alert the technician that there is a problem with carpenter... Read more»
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Carpenter ants aren’t always evil

April 24, 2017 By
Let’s set the record straight: Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are not all “evil” or “bad.” They play a positive role in forested environments. Carpenter ants nest in both living and dead trees, as well as rotting logs and stumps. In... Read more»
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Interior carpenter ant nests aren’t always in wood

March 22, 2017 By
Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are important pests. In some regions, they are the primary wood-destroying insect (WDI) encountered by pest management professionals (PMPs). The textbook signs of an infestation include damaged wood and evidence of frass (wood shavings), which often... Read more»
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Ants: Oral transfer serves newfound role in colony development

December 6, 2016 By
A new study suggests trophallaxis in the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus) plays a previously unknown role in communication: it enables communal control of colony phenotypes. Ants and other social insects such as termites use trophallaxis, or oral fluid exchange, to... Read more»
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