Archive for June, 2010

June 30th 2010

willow tree has dry rot and carpenter ants in the trunk. what do i do?

this is a pretty large tree, the trunk is about 30" across. I removed the 10" branch that had the rot and ants in it.. but the ants had bored into the trunk also, and the rot continiues into the trunk.

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June 30th 2010

Ant Control – Carpenter Ants After Pest Control Treatment

This is how effective the Bulwark product’s are. This is the morning after one treatment. Carpenter ant colonies contain mass numbers. Many products are useless in fighting carpenter ants due to their high sensitivity to chemicals.

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June 29th 2010

What is the purpose for fire ants?

Fire ants seem to be damaging the environment with seemingly no natural defense or enemies. Chemical treatments and what nots seemingly have no permanent effect. Their bites cause serious health risks in many people and even death on occasion. So what gives….why do they exist?

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June 29th 2010

How do I rid termites from a small piece of furniture?

I purchased a small side table from an antique mall and after a few months I started to notice termite droppings. I removed the table from the house and after a few more months noticed that the dropping stopped. So, back in the house it went…well recently I noticed that the dropping started again. I love the table but need to get rid of the termites!

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June 28th 2010

My fascia board underneath the gutter and below has multiple holes made by beas or carpenter ants. What soluti?

I am going to replace fascia board as multiple holes made by carpenters ants what should I use ., treated wood or other material

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June 28th 2010

Marimba March of the Carpenter Ants

B’Elanna and Audrey watching the Ants crawl down the wall. Hey let’s play a song

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June 27th 2010

Fire Ant Hill Gets Firebombed With Firecrackers

Watch as an unsuspecting hill of fire ants gets the ‘shock and awe’ treatment from two firecracker-throwing radical militants. rabbletease.com

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June 26th 2010

How to get rid of black carpenter ants?

I’ve recently been seeing these tiny little black ants crawling in my carpet. i saw a few crawling then i looked closer and found there to be a bunch of em dead in my carpet. i vacuumed them up yesterday and then today i see them again! they are starting to crawl on my comforter of my bed! how do i get rid of these guys! i don’t want to have to vacuum everyday!! please help!
by the way i have dogs, so anything harmless to pets please

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June 26th 2010

Two Carpenter ants go after prey

Two carpenter ants attack a bug.

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June 26th 2010

BBC Home Making: Termites

Termites build one of the most sophisticated homes in all animals and insects. Jeez, they have a better cooling system than i do or at least a more environment friendly one. hehe. Extra info on Termites : As eusocial insects, termites live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million individuals. They are a prime example of decentralised, self-organised systems using swarm intelligence and use this cooperation to exploit food sources and environments that could not be available to any single insect acting alone. A typical colony contains nymphs (semi-mature young), workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both genders, sometimes containing several egg-laying queens. Termites has one of the most complex of house making techniques. It is called a Mound. In tropical savannas the mounds may be very large, with an extreme of 9 metres (30 ft) high in the case of large conical mounds constructed by some Macrotermes species in well-wooded areas in Africa. The sculptured mounds sometimes have elaborate and distinctive forms, such as those of the compass termite (Amitermes meridionalis & A. laurensis) which build tall wedge-shaped mounds with the long axis oriented approximately north-south. This orientation has been experimentally shown to help in thermoregulation. The column of hot air rising in the above ground mounds helps drive air circulation currents inside the subterranean network. The structure of these mounds can be quite complex

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