Category: Ants

Carpenter Ant Prevention | Bug Tip Tuesday

Replace moisture-damaged wood. Prevent moisture from wood or lumber that is stored in a garage or near the house by elevating it to allow air circulation. Store firewood as far away from buildings as possible. Remove tree and shrub stumps and roots. Trim branches that overhang the... more
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Ants Will Be Bothering Homeowners this Spring

Spring is officially here and with it comes one of the most persistent warm-weather pests—ants. As temperatures rise, A1 Exterminators warns that America’s number one nuisance pest will invade homes across New England in search of food. While most species present problems in people’s... more
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Do You Have Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants can be many colors and sizes. They typically are dark and larger than other ants. They can have wings when they are in their "reproductive" stage. Carpenter ants without wings are the "worker" ants and are commonly found during the spring when mating. If you find a few random... more
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Ant Control & Extermination

There are more than 700 ant species found in the U.S., although only about 25 species commonly infest homes. Ants are social insects that typically live in underground colonies, made up of workers and a queen. Ants will eat practically any kind of food, but are especially attracted to sweets. Ant... more
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Pests in the Living Room

The living room can play host to a number of different activities and, as a result, can also play host to a number of different bugs. A popular family gathering spot, there are ample opportunities for pests to gain entry and a number of reasons for them to stay once they get situated in the... more
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Common Kitchen Pests

For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home, filled with love and delicious food. While the appetizing aromas that come from this room can bring together the closest of family and friends, people are not always the only ones that you might find gathering in the kitchen. Pests –... more
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Ants are the Number One Pest

Ants are the number one concern among the majority of Americans according to research from the National Pest Management Association, and rightfully so. With the average colony containing thousands of individual ants, the NPMA advises homeowners to stay on top of ant issues before they get too... more
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Odorous House Ant Prevention

Pests such as odorous ants are attracted to moisture. To prevent odorous house ants, eliminate standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes odorous ants use these branches to get into the home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around... more
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Keep your Backyard BBQ Pest-Free

From hiking, biking and swimming to more leisurely afternoons spent lounging in the backyard, homeowners across the country get outside to enjoy the warm weather on weekends, holidays and vacations throughout the summer months. If your summer is filled with outdoor activities, you’re joined by... more
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Ant Facts

There are nearly 1000 species of ants in the United States. While this may seem like a huge number, there are other countries such as Australia and Indonesia that host significantly more species of ants. Generally, the colder the climate, the fewer species of ants to be found. Countries near... more
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