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Ants have it going on, do they succeed because they are social?
You may recall that Carpenter Ants are my nemesis and thankfully we don’t have very many of these ants in Arizona. But this story talks about their complex social structure.
“A particular genus of carpenter ants (Camponotus fellah) exist in a complex social structure, where their first jobs see them caring for the queen and her offspring, and as the ants age many of them wind up working at more and more of a distance from the big cheese, according to an academic paper released this week.” By Jack Clark in San Francisco.
Carpenter Ants don’t really eat the wood but spend countless hours excavating throughout the wood and that might be your home. So if you have them call a Pest Management Professional right away.
Whose coming to your picnic?
So you spend all day planning this picnic, you spend all day making sandwiches and all that goes with it – you don’t want pests showing up uninvited. So what can you except in the way of pests?
Ants – well we all know what happens when you spill some food, the ants come marching in to steal your picnic food.
Bees, wasps and hornets – one lone bee or wasp finds the source of the food and they go back home to tell everyone else.
Flies – nothing more disgusting than flies, trust me on this one.
Have you ever heard of Edward O. Wilson?
To a bug guy like myself – he is the man!
Edward Wilson is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world’s leading authority. “He found that living insects, such as bees and wasps, have a complex hierarchy, with strict rules governing who reproduces, who gets food, and who defends the colony.” He is often considered to be “The Father of Socialbiology” – the study of both social behavior and organization of all kinds of animals.
Do you know why sprays don’t always work on ants?
What you see isn’t anything compared to what is below the surface. So if you decide to spray, you will only kill the ones in direct contact with the pesticide. It is important to kill the Queen ant, when she is dead you will have accomplished the task at hand. Death to the entire colony.
My favorite for this job is TerroPCO, which we carry at our office.
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Bugs tremble at the sound of my name “Dr. Bug” ProBest Pest Management
I’m not kidding, I live in Phoenix and have only seen four bugs in my house in the last 10 years. Two American Cockroaches, one in master bathroom shower and one downstairs. One beetle (no idea what kind) but it was trying to hide in an electrical outlet cover and some black ants. Not bad but just the mere presence scares these bugs enough, that they know not to mess with the “James Bond” of pest control. A customer just last week called to complain of bugs and by the time I walked in they were all dead. Hahaha – maybe it’s my new thing, no pest control just (IPM) Integrated Pest Management without any pesticides. Just me wishing the bugs DEAD.
Just another reason to call ProBest Pest Management 480-831-9328, I know what you are thinking why call when I should call you – I’m not Physic…. Just really good at my job!