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How to Get Rid of the Not-So-Sweet Sugar Ants?

January 21st, 2021

Sugar ants—while the name sounds sweet, a sugar ant infestation is a big nuisance. These pesky pests don’t appear solo but appear with their crew. So, if you encounter a single sugar ant? Don’t let that small creature fool you. There is an ant colony inside your home. An ant infestation can be a bigger problem…

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These Ants Have Jaws That Are Designed Like Bear-Traps

December 27th, 2020

Ants are not the most fascinating of insects. They are tiny, and you have probably inadvertently killed more of them than you could ever count. However, ants are an amazingly diverse group of insects. Some ants can cause serious pain with their bites, whereas other ants can tunnel through the ground with an efficiency that…

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The Red-Imported Fire Ant’s Unique Ability To Infest Entire Neighborhoods May Be Saving Homeowners From Tick-Borne Disease

September 2nd, 2020

Solenopsis invicta, or the “red-imported fire ant,” as the species is more commonly known, is the most economically significant invasive ant pest in the United States. These ants are native to South America, but they have been accidentally transported into the US multiple times within infested shipping cargo arriving at US ports along the Gulf…

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How Can Homeowners Tell The Difference Between Carpenter Ant Workers That Nest In Structural Lumber, And Those That Merely Pose A Nuisance Within Homes?

July 16th, 2020

Many pest management professionals say that carpenter ants are the most difficult native ant pests to control, and there are several valid reasons for this claim. For one thing, most carpenter ant infestations see workers establish one or more nests within inaccessible indoor spaces where they cannot be readily detected or treated. These spaces include…

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Can Carpenter Ant Workers Establish Nests In Dry Indoor Areas, And Do Workers Prefer To Nest In Moist Wood?

July 8th, 2020

Like most indoor ant pests, carpenter ants are capable of establishing multiple nests within homes and buildings. However, unlike most indoor ant pests, some carpenter ant pest species are known for excavating nesting galleries within moist structural wood components. In Georgia, the two primary carpenter ant pest species that nest within woodwork are commonly known…

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Tiny Thief Ants Easily Find Their Way Into Homes Where They Frequently Invade Food Packages, Sometimes Resulting In Contamination

May 11th, 2020

Ants may be the most commonly managed insect pests within homes, and Georgia is home to some pretty fierce species. The red-imported fire ant and the newly introduced Asian needle ant are two examples of highly venomous and potentially dangerous ant pest species that call Georgia home. The thief ant (Solenopsis molesta) is closely related…

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Which Carpenter Ant Species Infests Structural Wood Most Often In Georgia Homes, And How Can Nests That Are Located Within Wall Voids Be Destroyed?

May 1st, 2020

Along with cockroaches, flies and termites, ants are the most common insect pests of homes, and they are the most ubiquitous insects in urban and suburban areas. Some of the most commonly controlled ant pest species in residential areas throughout Georgia include pavement ants, odorous house ants, Pharaoh ants, ghost ants, and red-imported fire ants.…

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The Invasive Dark Rover Ant Is Becoming A More Common House Pest In Georgia

April 9th, 2020

Several non-native ant species have established an invasive habitat in Georgia where they currently cause frustration to homeowners throughout the state. Some of these invasive ant species include red-imported fire ants, Asian needle ants, Tawny crazy ants, and Argentine ants. Another invasive ant species, Brachymyrmex patagonicus, has been a growing problem for both homeowners and…

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Argentine Ants Are One Of The Most Commonly Managed Ant Pests In Georgia Where They Enter Homes All Year Round

March 5th, 2020

Ants are one of the most common and annoying insect pests, invading our yards, sidewalks, parks, and homes. There are ants invading our lives every day of our lives. They seem to show up in our homes as long as they can find even the tiniest crumb of food. Argentine ants are one of the…

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Hot Weather Prompts Thief Ants To Invade Homes Where They Nest In Woodwork, Hide In Cracks In Wall Voids, And Consume And Contaminate Stored Pantry Food

February 20th, 2020

Solenopsis molesta, or the “thief ant,” is a common ant pest of homes throughout much of the US, but they are particularly abundant and troublesome in the southeastern states. As some insect enthusiasts may have already discovered by this species’ official name, thief ants belong to the same genus as fire ants. Unlike both invasive…

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