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Argentine Ants

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Amongst the many characterizations of insects, one of the most common pests that you’ll find in the home can be simply called ants. However, when it comes to extermination, knowing what you’re dealing with is key to getting the right solution for the problem. In the case of Argentine Ants, specific extermination is required. With that in mind, it’s also important to know a little bit of information about the species and what to look out for, in case you need to call an exterminator. In Brief This type of insect is native to South American countries, but in the

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Organic Methods to Stopping Ants From Entering Your Garden or Home

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When ants enter your home for the summer, chances are you’re going to go buy a can of ant spray or ant traps for a quick fix. These might be considered the fast food of doing away with ants since any can of Raid can take care of an insect problem temporarily. Long term, though, getting rid of ants without professional help can be a challenge. In some cases, that particular spray could potentially cause health problems if it’s inhaled too often around your home. It’s why you may prefer to use organic methods to get rid of ants. Various

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Ants: The Pests Many Homeowners Deal With

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Once you have ants inside your home, it may appear as though they keep multiplying, right before your eyes. These pesky bugs just won’t go away. Once you swat one away, there are ten other ants right behind that one. The reason for this is ants live and travel in colonies with a queen ant that lays the eggs and the rest of the colony is made up of worker ants. These ants work together to find food and shelter for the colony. Ants communicate with each other, by leaving a chemical message that whose pheromones other ants can only

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Ant Control – Simple Solutions

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When an ant problem first presents itself, most people reach for the ant spray. But the truth is that ant sprays are ineffective for keeping ants at bay because they will only deter the ants from that particular spot for a certain amount of time, which is until the spray wears or is washed off. Ant baits, on the other hand, are a very effective tool against ants. The best kind of ant bait in a self-contained station that you place directly near the trail of ants. The bait used is a slow-acting poison. The foraging ants then enter the

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Simple Ways to Keep Ants at Bay

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People are often surprised at the simple steps you can take to keep ants at bay both before and after you call in professional help from Tiger Termite and Pest Control. Ant prevention comes down to three basic premises: clean, lock, and maintain. CLEAN IT UP It is deceptively simple, but cleaning up after you cook and eat is the best prevention. Ants are attracted to the crumbs and grease leftover on surfaces from both cooking and eating. It might being surprising to realize that cleaning up your table, kitchen counters, floors and sinks may not be enough. Cleaning up

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How to Identify Your Ant Problem

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You know when you have an ant problem. They start showing up on the kitchen floors, on the counters, even the bathroom. You make sure to put the dishes away and wipe down surfaces, but that will only do so much. Ant control starts with identifying your ant problem properly. Identifying the ants causing your problem requires taking notes of the appearance of the ant, its behavior and food preferences as well as its location in relation to your home or office. For example, the Argentine ant is the most common in Southern California. It is small (about 1/8 of

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