Category: Ants

Find the Repellent that is Right for You

Use the search tool below to help you choose the repellent product that is right for you. You can specify : mosquitoes, ticks or both; protection time; active ingredient; or other product-specific information. Consider these factors when choosing a repellent: Do you need protection... more
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Ant Prevention Tips

Eliminate standing water. Pests, such as Argentine ants are attracted to moisture. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house.... more
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More ant facts you may not of known

Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects. They are social insects that live in colonies which are usually located in the ground, but they may enter buildings for shelter and/or food. Ants feed on practically every kind of food, but those entering homes are looking for sweets and/or... more
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Why Do Ants Have Two Stomachs?

Ants have two stomachs. One is for personal consumption; the other is for feeding fellow ants, larvae, and queens. When harvesting food, this amazing insect can decide what passes through its personal stomach and what it keeps for redistribution. In its “social stomach” the menu is... more
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Ant inspection | Bug Tip Tuesday

A proper inspection will help you determine the most heavily infested areas as well as the nest location. Before applying treatment you will have to know where they are coming from. In this step, you will be searching for ant activity and tell-tale signs of ant activity as well as potential entry... more
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Ant facts

Ants are insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. There is an estimated 22,000 species of ants. Ants have colonized almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or... more
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5 Homemade Chemical Free Bug Repellents That Work

Not only can insects be a nuisance in your garden, but they can ruin a perfect picnic or hike. Here are a few totally green, home remedy suggestions to repel insects without using toxic chemicals. #1 Pepper Spray This works great for ants and other small pests. Boil 2 or 3 cups of... more
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10 Pest Control Tips to Keep Pests Away This Summer | Bug Tip Tuesday

Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spotting a spider, cockroach, or mouse somewhere in your house. Keep bugs and critters away from your home and yard this summer with these 10 best pest control... more
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Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors. Look for nests in: Trees Stumps Roots Fence posts Landscape timbers Other wood structures Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not... more
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Indoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

The best way to control carpenter ants is to locate and destroy the nest, replace damaged or decayed wood and eliminate moisture problems, if they exist. Eliminating a carpenter ant nest can be difficult because of the hidden nature of the nest. Carpenter ant control is usually best done by an... more
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