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Category: Ants

Ants have been a pest problem for many years for people around the world but especially Central Florida.

Melbourne Florida

Most Common Pests in Melbourne Florida

Melbourne is the largest city in Brevard County. Its area encompasses the areas known as West Melbourne, Melbourne proper and the area known as Eau Gallie, which used to be its on town until it merged with Melbourne in 1969. The city sits right on the Indian River to the east and has many smaller […]

18 Jan
2021
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Natural pest prevention

Natural Ant Repellent

Ants are a topic we cover often. In Florida, ants are a major pest. They are very aggressive and want what you have, namely: food, water & shelter. August is prime ant season. From August into the fall months, ants are looking to store as much energy as possible for the natural slow down that […]

04 Aug
2020
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Ant Scout

How to Handle the Lone Ant Scout

We have all seen the single ant roaming around the counter top. Or one might pop up on your table. You may see one in the bathroom. These single ants are scouts and they are sent from a colony to explore and find a food or water source. The colony is always looking to feed […]

20 Jul
2020
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fire ant found in Brveard County Florida

The Two Species of Fire Ant Found in Florida

If you have had a run in with fire ants in your yard or elsewhere in Brevard County, you know that it is not a pleasurable experience at all. Sometimes you don’t even know these things have crawled on you until they start biting. And boy does it hurt. Not only does it hurt while […]

19 Jun
2020
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termite vs carpenter ants

How You Can Tell the Difference Between Carpenter Ants and Termites

Both carpenter ants and termites are bad news for your home. This is because both insects cause damage to wood structures. Most every home today has wood in its structure. So, obviously you want to keep these two insects as far away from your home as possible. Many times, the layman can confuse a termite […]

18 Mar
2020
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More about ants

Facts About Ants You May Not Know

Since the time you were a tiny child you have probably been aware of ants. These fascinating little creatures crawl anywhere and everywhere, constantly scavenging for food. If you were bitten by one of these insects your fascination probably transformed into disdain. Now as an adult you largely find ants to be a nuisance. They […]

03 Mar
2020
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Ghost ants in Brevard County

Ghost Ants in Florida

Have you heard of ghost ants? No, these are not spirits of deceased ants. This ant gets its nickname from the fact that half of its body is translucent. The ant appears to be an apparition. Its real name is Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricus). They are originally from Africa or Asia and are not native to […]

14 Dec
2019
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sugar ants Melbourne Florida

Tiny Black Ants that Move Very Fast

If you are reading this, you probably searched the exact keywords used in the article title. Tiny fast black ants, one day they just show up like uninvited in-laws. They start with one or two little strays that you can easily sweep up and get rid of, but then they just keep coming. These tiny […]

24 Jun
2019
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pavement ants

Can Pavement Ants Cause Structural Damage?

If you live in Central Florida, you probably appreciate the warm winter months that top out at 75 degrees while the rest of the country is going through blizzard like conditions. But, living in a state that is warm all year long is attractive to all life forms, not just humans. For this reason, Floridian’s […]

13 Jun
2019
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fleas bite and feed on blood

What Bit Me? – Identifying Bug Bites

Almost anywhere you go on Earth you will have to deal with bugs. And a portion of these bugs are biters. Most of them don’t bite for the thrill of it. They felt threatened in some way and reacted in self-defense. Conversely, some bugs may bite you because they want to feast on your blood. […]

04 Jun
2019
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