Ants Go Marching One By One

Have you ever seen an ant line outside? Here in the United States, it is much less common than in countries near the equator, but it can happen. It is quite impressive, especially if they are carrying large pieces of leaf or some other visible food source. Ants are amazing to watch. They make lines, bridges, and even floating structures to keep them above rising flood waters, and they do all of this without any training. But there is another thing ants do naturally that can make them a problem… Continue

Tips To Avoid Bringing Ants Home From Your Picnic

ants on food

It is picnic season again, and there are many ways we find to add a picnic to our outdoor activities. When we go camping, we make a fire and have hotdogs, s'mores, and marshmallows. When we go to the beach, we cook cheeseburgers on the charcoal grill and bring some chips, potato salad, and other goodies to go with them. When we visit our friends, we often find ourselves firing up the gas grill and eating outside. Continue

The Ants Come Marching One By One

carpenter ant on piece of wood

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted 6 more weeks of winter, but he forgot to inform the ants of this. With thousands of species of ant worldwide, there are generally only four species that are bothersome here in St. Louis; and they are definitely on the move. After spending the past few months tucked away, these pests are antsy (pardon the pun) and ready to begin their spring rituals. Continue

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