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Which Residential Areas In Georgia Are Carpenter Ant Pests Most Abundant

December 30th, 2019

Carpenter ants are well known for their habit of infesting structural wood within homes. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not consume wood; instead, carpenter ants use their strong mandibles solely to excavate nesting galleries within structural wood, causing infested lumber to weaken and possibly snap under pressure. The most destructive species of carpenter ant in…

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Hundreds Of Ants Were Found Biting An Elderly Patient While He Died Within A Heavily Infested Decatur VA Hospital

September 25th, 2019

State lawmakers in Georgia are furious about the criminally negligent actions that took place shortly before an elderly man passed away within a Decatur veterans administration hospital earlier this month. Nearly three weeks ago, Laquna Ross went to the VA hospital in order to visit her father who was suffering from terminal cancer. After arriving…

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Crazy Ant Infestations Are Increasing In Georgia Homes Where They Frequently Cause Power Outages

September 19th, 2019

Crazy ants are non-native insect pests that have been spreading rapidly throughout the southern states for the past decade. Crazy ants originate from South America and they get their common name from the erratic manner in which workers move while foraging. Their irregular foraging movements make crazy ants easy to recognize, but the reddish-brown workers…

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How Fire Ants Collectively Use Their Bodies To Build High Vertical Towers

April 8th, 2019

Some unfortunate people know from experience how unpleasant it is to sustain a fire ant sting. The pain is reportedly excruciating and their sting has even resulted in death to individuals who suffered a severe allergic reaction upon envenomation. Fire ants are an invasive species in the United States and they were introduced into Georgia…

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The Sudden Death Of A Man Last Week Likely Occurred In Response To Fire Ant Bites

October 8th, 2018

Insect experts, like entomologists and pest control professionals, often claim that even the most venomous types of insects that exist in the United States very rarely, if ever, pose a deadly threat to humans. Even non-insect arthropods, such as spiders and scorpions, almost never kill humans in the US. Of course, there do exist seemingly…

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Ants Have Been Raising And Milking Caterpillars Like Livestock For Millions Of Years

April 9th, 2018

Ants Have Been Raising And Milking Caterpillars Like Livestock For Millions Of Years Obviously, every animal needs to expend energy searching for food sources. Humans have long been considered the most successful of all animal species due to the way in which we have simplified the process of food production with agricultural advancements. While cultivating…

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Ants Held Up A Jet For Several Hours At A Canadian Airport

March 29th, 2018

Ants Held Up A Jet For Several Hours At A Canadian Airport If you heard about a plane flight being cancelled due to an insect infestation on board, which type of insect do you think would be the culprit in this situation? Most of you are probably thinking “bedbugs”, but this happens to be a…

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Ants And Aphids Enjoy A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

March 19th, 2018

Ants And Aphids Enjoy A Mutually Beneficial Partnership In the arthropod world it is not uncommon to find two different insect species indulging in a mutually beneficial relationship. These beneficial relationships do not always occur between two insects. For example, some termite species have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship with different fungal species for millions…

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Ant Control Tips!

March 9th, 2018

2018 may be “the year of the dog,” but March could certainly be considered the month of springtime pests, especially ants. When the flowers bloom and temperatures rise, ants often march indoors in search of a consistent food and water supply, making pest-proofing the home a much-needed spring task. Ants have a sweet tooth, just…

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Slave-making Ants Go After the Strong Rather Than the Weak

June 17th, 2016

Scientists used to assume that slavemaker ants would target weak colonies when sending their raiding parties to steal away pupae. However, they have recently discovered that they actually choose to go after fewer stronger colonies rather than targeting more weak ones. The ants associate strong defenses with stronger ant populations. By choosing to go after…

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