Tag: Odorous House Ants

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Survey: Most-managed pests of 2016

November 28, 2016 By
Mosquitoes may have stolen all the headlines this year, thanks to non-stop worldwide coverage of the Zika virus. But in the U.S., pest management professionals (PMPs) are still cashing in the most on ants — specifically carpenter ants, which technically... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Odorous House Ants

September 30, 2014 By
  Fiction: Odorous house ants (OHA) or Tapinoma sessile, are easy to kill. Fact: OHA can be managed with customary professional ant control products and techniques. The sooner they’re identified and interventions are put in place, the easier the process. Individually,... Read more»
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Most Wanted: The 411 on the Odorous House Ant

August 20, 2014 By
As the most abundant of social insects (estimated at 1 quadrillion at any given time), more than 12,500 of an estimated 22,000 species of ants are classified. About 1,000 species are classified in the United States, and 33 new species... Read more»
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Dos & Don’ts: Odorous House Ants

August 20, 2014 By
Do the applied myrmecology. Don’t  let the odorous house ants (OHA), Tapinoma sessile, invade structures and offend inhabitants. Do eliminate them though the environmentally benign process of integrated pest management (IPM). The IPM process can be defined as inspection and investigation,... Read more»
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Trends and Stats: Ants

March 1, 2013 By
According to pest management professionals (PMPs) surveyed in a 2011 poll published last year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the breakdown of ant species most often treated is lead by carpenter ants, followed by odorous house ants and... Read more»