How to Get Rid of Odorous House Ants

How To Get Rid Of Odorous House Ants

Before we explore the best ways how to get rid of odorous house ants, we need to know what they are.  How do ants get inside your house? How do you know if those brown or black pests in your home (or garden) are this ant species?  Odorous house ants are also called coconut or…

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Identify Carpenter Ants: What do they look like?

Identify Carpenter Ants: What do they look like?

The scientific genus carpenter ants are a part of is called the Camponotus.  This species of carpenter ants is “polymorphic” meaning the size of worker ants in an ant colony varies.  Specifically, a colony of carpenter ants has one queen that is wingless.  Then, once the colony has matured, the male and female winged carpenter…

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Dead Ants: Why Do Live Ants Carry Their Dead Away?

Dead Ants: Why Do Live Ants Carry Their Dead Away?

Ant colonies are social insects, just as wasps, termites, and bees are.  Each of these ant species, like carpenter ants, has a behavior known as necrophoresis in common.  This behavior is the act of carrying their dead ant colony members from the area.  This is done as a way to sanitize the ant nests and…

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Why Do Ants Come into your House?

Why Do Ants Come Into Your House?

Having an ant infestation in your home can be something that happens yearly or seasonally.  A lot of ant species form colonies outdoors and come inside as they forage around for food.  When the ants find a food source, they will go back to the nest and keep coming inside to gather food to take…

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Carpenter Ants: Big Black Ants With Wings

Carpenter Ants: Big Black Ants With Wings

Inside the United States, there are several types of carpenter ants.  One thing these insects pest have in common is their nests are created inside the wood.  Another thing these big black insects have in common, if their colonies are left alone, they create a lot of damaged wood.  Damaging wood structures like sheds, garages,…

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How Do You Get Rid of Harvester Ants?

How Do You Get Rid of Harvester Ants?

Wherever you travel within the United States, you are going to discover pests and ants.  To be more specific, harvester ants. It doesn’t matter if you visit the suburbs or a farm; ants are going to be a common sight.  Let us begin by explaining what a Harvester Ant is. What are Harvester Ants? Foraging food…

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Signs of Carpenter Ant Damage

Signs of Carpenter Ant Damage

The number one cause of wood damage in the Pacific Northwest is created by the carpenter ant.  Catching a carpenter ant infestation early on is the key to less damaged wood and overall structural damage.  This article is going to show you how to recognize the signs of carpenter ant damage.  As well as being…

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Why are Little Black Ants in my House?

Why are Little Black Ants in my House?

One can find this ant species throughout the United States. Little black ants seem denser in industrial and urban areas.  This article will help explain why you may have a little black ant infestation. Also, informing you how to remove this pest and its nest. What are tiny black ants called?   Another name for this pest…

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What is the Purpose of a Recurring Pest Service?

What is the Purpose of a Recurring Pest Service?

Some homeowners may have the need for a recurring pest control service.  However, if the pest control company offers periodic treatments, then recurring pest control services may not be as necessary. The following article is going to be about some of the benefits and purposes of a recurring pest control service. The Benefits of Recurring Pest…

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