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Ant Spotlight: Caribbean Crazy Ants

06-14-2017

Ant Spotlight: Caribbean Crazy Ants

Originally thought to be Paratrechina pubens, an ant from the Lesser Antilles that were imported in shipping containers to South Florida's shores in the 1950s, the large populations of crazy ants found in Florida in the 1990s were a slightly...

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The Secret Behind the Success of Invasive Fire Ants

04-25-2016

The Secret Behind the Success of Invasive Fire Ants

Researchers recently discovered what makes invasive fire ants so successful. They found that these ants are extremely sophisticated manipulators of sand and soil. They can build in any type of soil because they can excavate no matter the size of the...

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Ants and Bees Make Up Some of the Most Dangerous Insect Swarms

11-10-2015

Ants and Bees Make Up Some of the Most Dangerous Insect Swarms

Some insects like bees and fire ants can be extremely dangerous by themselves, but when they get together in swarms is when you can really see some trouble. Just ask the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Oklahoma that recently picked up...

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What Happened at Bug Fest

08-14-2015

What Happened at Bug Fest

You will never find more people so enthusiastic about bugs anywhere else other than bug fest, and that is because the Academy of Natural Science really gets some of the best people to help run it. The whole idea of bug fest is to take creepy...

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The Most Painful Venom Known To Man: Milking The Bullet Ant

08-07-2015

The Most Painful Venom Known To Man: Milking The Bullet Ant

Deciphering The Most Painful Venom Known To Man: Milking The Bullet Ant If you are a keen masochist, then perhaps a time dedicated to studying bullet ants would be your kind of thing. Bullet ants possess the most painful venom known to man, and...

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Allergic Attacks from Bugs: The Basics

06-09-2015

Allergic Attacks from Bugs: The Basics

Allergic Attacks from Bugs: The Basics A quarter of allergic reactions come from bug bites. Some of us just don't react well to what are benign encounters for the majority of people. Other allergies are the result of food (about half) or drug (the...

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Common Pest Control Myths | Hulett Environmental Services

05-22-2015

Common Pest Control Myths | Hulett Environmental Services

Sprinkle grits on the counter to provide a barrier against ants. FICTION. I suppose in the south, where grits are revered, they are considered good for most anything. However, in this case, you are better off saving them for your dining pleasure,...

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Caribbean Crazy Ants

09-24-2014

Caribbean Crazy Ants

What are crazy, hairy ants? Are they referred to as Rasberry Crazy Ants or Caribbean Crazy Ants? These are probably all one and the same species Nylanderia pubens with multiple common names. Rasberry crazy ants were first found in Texas in...

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Where do ants hide?

06-11-2014

Where do ants hide?

A recent survey of pest professionals across the country, conducted by the National Pest Management Association, found kitchens (96%) and bathrooms (89%) to be particularly vulnerable to ants. Kitchen It's probably not a surprise the kitchen...

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