It’s no surprise that insects can be determined, resourceful and downright clever creatures—traits that serve them well when they need to survive in less than ideal conditions. But new research has uncovered a fascinating technique that allows ants (or at least a certain type of them) to survive even during a flood.
You likely have never had any interest in studying a colony of ants (or any reason to even consider doing so). But if you ever did, you might occasionally find a colony with some unusual residents who don’t seem to belong with the rest.
Ants are one of the most common insect issues that can plague homeowners. Fortunately, this is also among the easiest issues to handle on your own.
There are a host of problems that invading ant colonies can cause, but luckily, there are plenty of products on the market that can handle these issues. Anyone who has had to search for ant killer has likely heard of Advion ant gel, but they probably didn't know whether to believe all of the hype. In reality, however, ant gel created by Advion carries several benefits that simply aren't found in every ant bait out there.
Recently, several media outlets ran stories about an Oregon woman who keeps two anteaters as pets. She dresses the pair of exotic mammals in sweaters, and they sleep in a makeshift burrow in her washing machine during the day. At night, they go on patrol for insects.
Seems like groceries are more expensive than ever these days. According to USA Today, the cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet costs between $146 and $289 a week on average. That’s not chump change—and you want to make sure you get the most out of every dollar you spend. Unfortunately, since most people don’t enjoy the prospect of eating food that has been snacked on by ants, an ant infestation can be very costly in terms of discarded food that is otherwise perfectly fine.
Ants of all types have long been the bane of farmers, ranchers, or just people who can't stand to have them around their home. There are many ways of killing ants, but unfortunately several of these methods can have disastrous effects on the plants growing around them. Luckily, there are several ways in which a person can kill ants without harming their plants.
Carpenter ants are among some of the most bothersome pests that can find their way into a home. Carpenter ant bait can attract these little nuisances in an effort to have them take poison back to their nest, effectively killing off the entire colony. It's important, however, to know how to properly use different types of baits. Having the right bait and using it correctly can easily rid a home of these insects.
We’re all familiar with the proverbial image of ants carrying away a picnic basket—and while it’s true that picnic fare is definitely very attractive to ants, the truth is these pests will gladly take anything edible. That’s why summer is a peak time for ants, because many of us do a lot of outdoor entertaining […]
There are a host of pests that can prove to be excessively bothersome in a residential or commercial setting, but ants are amongst the worst. Ant removal isn't that difficult when considering all of the products out there, but for pet owners it's vital to find products that are safe for their furry friends. Luckily, […]