Tag: Ants

Pavement ants are not picky eaters

Pavement ants will consume almost anything, including seeds, nuts, insects, and all kinds of human food including sweets and greasy items. From fruit to meat, nothing is off the pavement ant’s menu! Foraging pavement ants will travel as far as 30 feet from their colonies in search of food; they... more
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Carpenter Ant Nest

Carpenter ants build their nests outdoors in various wood sources, including tree stumps, rotting fence posts, old firewood, under stones, etc. The parent colony, or main colony, is typically located outside and contains the queen, eggs and young. Satellite nests can occur and branch out from the... more
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How to keep carpenter ants out of your house

You can prevent pest problems and get rid of ants by eliminating the moist conditions that attract them. Remove tree stumps, logs, and rotting wood within 100 yards of your home. Keep gutters and rain spouts clear to ensure proper drainage. Leave space between your house and any shrubs... more
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House Ant Habits, Habitat and Threats

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Habits Odorous house ants like to eat sweets and are especially fond of honeydew. They are known to move their nests every three months or so in response to rain. Habitat Indoors, odorous house ants nest near moisture sources, such as in wall voids near hot water pipers, in heaters, beneath... more
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Pavement Ant Prevention

Pests, such as pavement ants, are attracted to moisture. To prevent black pavement ants, eliminate standing water around the home. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pavement ants use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or... more
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How do you get rid of carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants require a water source to survive. To prevent brown, red or black carpenter ants in the house, eliminate sources of moisture or standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that... more
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What is a carpenter ant?

Carpenter ants get their name from their nest building, where they will excavate the wood and form smooth tunnels inside of the wood. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they only tunnel and chew through wood to create nests. The western black carpenter ant colony, when mature, contains about... more
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Odorous house ants

One of the most common ant invaders and among the first pests to show up in the spring. They’re about one-eighth of an inch or smaller and are attracted to food sources. The odorous house ant is native to most of the entire United States ranging from Canada into Mexico. These ants feed on... more
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Carpenter Ants — Quick Facts

Large black or brown carpenter ants, winged or wingless, can cause serious damage if permitted to remain in the structural wood of a building. Winged carpenter ants often are mistaken for termites, a more serious problem. Winged ants inside or outside a home year-round indicate an... more
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Ants — When is the best time to start managing for pest ants?

For most ants, foraging activity usually declines in late fall when temperatures cool, and picks back up again in early spring as days get warmer. Timing your management strategies to coincide with these seasonal changes in activity can improve management success, particularly into the summer... more
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