Tag: Atlanta Ant Control
How Can Homeowners Tell The Difference Between Carpenter Ant Workers That Nest In Structural Lumber, And Those That Merely Pose A Nuisance Within Homes?
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…Read More
Can Carpenter Ant Workers Establish Nests In Dry Indoor Areas, And Do Workers Prefer To Nest In Moist Wood?
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…Read More
Tiny Thief Ants Easily Find Their Way Into Homes Where They Frequently Invade Food Packages, Sometimes Resulting In Contamination
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…Read More
City-Dwelling Ants Are Beginning To Crave Junk Food | Atlanta Ant Control
City-Dwelling Ants Are Beginning To Crave Junk Food | Atlanta Ant Control We all know that littering is bad. There are very few acts of irresponsibility that are more distasteful than mindlessly throwing garbage into the great outdoors. However, if you live in a big city, such as New York or Los Angeles, there may…Read More
Slave-making Ants Go After the Strong Rather Than the Weak
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…Read More
Ants Attempt Daring Rescue of Trapped Relatives
Scientists have discovered that ants will actually form rescue teams to go and save relatives that have become caught in traps. After hearing of reports about ants attempting these recue attempts, scientists put together their own study to test the theory. Researchers took one ant from a colony and tied it up with a nylon…Read More