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Category Archives: Ants

Test Your Pest Knowledge 

07-10-2019

Test Your Pest Knowledge 

Even though many bugs are active year-round in South Florida's mild, humid climate, but in the summer months…it's full-on bug time. The usual suspects, such as cockroaches, palmetto bugs, ants, termites, mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and spiders just...

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Florida Ants Making a Grand Entrance This Summer

07-17-2018

Florida Ants Making a Grand Entrance This Summer

Not exactly the event you might expect, with red carpets, camera, celebrities, and the like - ants are nonetheless making a grand entrance in Florida homes this summer. Parading across your kitchen floor, helping themselves to your sweets and greasy...

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Ants: What You Need to Know

05-23-2018

Ants: What You Need to Know

You can tell it is summer in South Florida when you spot ants checking out your kitchen, bathroom or boldly foraging along walls and floor in search of food to feed their fellow ants in nearby nests. Social insects, ants live in colonies and these...

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Ant Spotlight: White-Footed Ants

12-19-2017

Ant Spotlight: White-Footed Ants

Another pesky ant that persists in annoying South Florida homeowners, the white-footed ant, an "old-world" species is often confused with other ants, such as Argentine and crazy ants.  The white-footed ant, a nuisance pest in South Florida,...

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Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of Florida and What You Need to Know About Them

12-05-2017

Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of Florida and What You Need to Know About Them

On a top ten list of reasons people love Florida, her vast variety and copious amounts of insects never makes the cut. However, in addition to her stellar tropical weather, her pristine beaches, world renowned tourist attractions and exotic plant...

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Ant Spotlight: Florida Carpenter Ants

11-30-2017

Ant Spotlight: Florida Carpenter Ants

The source of more South Florida homeowner complaints than any other of the sunshine state's ant species, Florida carpenter ants, make more appearances inside structures than all of Florida's ant species combined. One reason homeowners panic when...

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New Invasive Ant Identified in Fort Lauderdale: Little Yellow Ant

11-09-2017

New Invasive Ant Identified in Fort Lauderdale: Little Yellow Ant

As a South Floridian homeowner, you probably know more about ants than you care to, as the tropical climate you enjoy supports over 200 ant species. While not all of these ant species are considered nuisance household pests, you have also probably...

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Ant Spotlight: Ghost Ants

10-17-2017

Ant Spotlight: Ghost Ants

Not really as spooky as they sound, ghost ants, Apinoma Melanocephalum, are an invasive species thought to originate in Asia or Africa. According to the University of Florida's (UF) Entomology and Nematology Department, one of the most prevalent...

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Ant Spotlight: Fire Ants

10-03-2017

Ant Spotlight: Fire Ants

As South Florida homeowners can attest, red fire ants are capable of turning outdoor athletic events, picnics and yard work activities into unpleasant, painful scenarios. There's really no mistaking, "what just happened?" when people and animals...

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