Ant Control

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants, shown right, are the ants that nest in and under cracks in the pavement or under stones around homes and buildings. Dark brown or blackish in color, these ants have large colonies with an average of 4,000 worker ants with queens. These ants will eat almost anything, crumbs around the house, fruit, nuts, other insects, meats, etc. They can climb up walls and enter building through cracks and small openings. They can bite or sting, and contaminate food if they get in it.

Sugar Ants

Sugar Ants is actually a general term for ants, and not an actual specie of ants. It is a name given to ants which tend to like sweet food. This sugar ant, could actually be a crazy ant, pharaoh ant, ghost ant, odorous ant or other species. Odorous house ants, shown to the right, walk in a line, while crazy ants are named for their sporadic turning behavior when they are around food sources. Pharoah ants are one of the common ants found in the kitchen. They eat most things, but are attracted to protein. Ghost ants are tiny brownish ants that tend to cluster on counter tops in search for food.

Repellants may kill ants in one spot but deter them from that area, so the rest of the ant colony is still alive and simply goes somewhere else but remains in the house. Quick pesticides may not kill the entire colony either. A slow acting bait can be used to kill ants slowly. The ants bring the bait back to the rest of the colony, killing off the entire colony.

If you have a problem with sugar ants or any other type of ant, let A1 Exterminators take care of it! Call 1-(800) 525-4825.

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Humid weather may not make for a great hair day, but it’s the perfect environment for pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes and termites to thrive. Be sure you’re properly protecting your home from these pests.

 

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Real-Life Example of Termite Damage

Has the thought of protecting your home from termites ever crossed your mind? Given we’re in the heart of termite season, knowing how to spot an infestation is a must! Check out real-life examples of termites damaging wood.

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Ant Repellent

Ants do not like the smell of vinegar, so it’s a natural ant repellent. Spray vinegar at their point of entry and they’ll stop coming into your home.

Just like vinegar, ants hate the smell of mint. Lay mint tea bags at the ant’s point of entry to your home and they’ll stay outside too.

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Do You Have A Termite Story

The spring and summer seasons are synonymous with increased termite activity across the U.S. Have you ever had a termite infestation? Comment with the story of how you first realized you were faced with termite troubles.We would love to hear your story!

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Science Behind Fireflies

Things You Didn’t Know About Lightning Bugs

Running around the backyard on warm summer nights in an attempt to catch fireflies is a fun pastime. These insects, also known as lightning bugs, can light up the night with their magical glow. But, what actually makes them flash? Read on to learn about the science behind this dazzling summer bug. You…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | How to Repel Garden Pests with Irish Spring Soap

How to repel garden pests with Irish Spring Soap.

Supplies needed:
Irish Spring Soap
Cheese grater

Basically you can just start grating. This stuff is really soft and takes little to no energy to grate it.

The amount you grate will depend on how much space you wish to cover. You will find that this is a reasonably priced soap, so if you have…

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