12 Different Types of Ant Mounds

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Ants are some of the oldest living fossils in the world, and one of the most abundant critters on the planet. But something that has perhaps fascinated people even more than the ants are their mounds. The term “ant mound” can have a few different meanings and not all ants build them. Those that do … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

You’ve heard the name countless times before. Perhaps you’ve even watched their lives play out on Ants Canada. But one thing’s for sure: there’s no real way to prepare for the first time you run into fire ants. With 20 known species, not all fire ants behave like you’d expect. Today, we’ll take a look … Read more

11 Different Types of Ants in California

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There are more than 12,000 species of ants in the world, 700 of which are in the US. Thus, it should be of no surprise that there are a LOT of ant species in California alone. Let’s take a look at just a few of the more common ants in California, including some you may … Read more

How to Get Rid of Argentine Ants

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There’s an old saying that goes “strength in numbers”, and some ant species take this to heart. Just as in any video game, ants have a boss-tier version – and no, it’s not the infamous fire ant. Instead, it’s a seemingly insignificant species known as the Argentine ant. Let’s discuss how to battle the unbeatable. … Read more

23 Different Types of Ants in Texas

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Ants are among the most common macroscopic (i.e. visible) life forms in the world. They’re found in every continent except Antarctica, and are so old that we may yet find fossils of ants even in that remote place. Texas is no exception to this rule and is home to hundreds (if not more) species, many … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pavement Ants

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There are 14,000 species of ants currently classified and possibly 8,000 more suspected species out there, so it’s no surprise we talk a lot about these critters. Pavement ants (AKA concrete ants) are an entire genus called Tetramorium that contains 520 species. Of these, you’ll most likely encounter Tetramorium caespitum and Tetramorium immigrans. Getting rid … Read more

How to Get Rid of Grease Ants (Thief Ants)

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Ants may make for some interesting pets, but as pests, they’re a serious problem. One of the most frustrating species is the thief ant, better known as the grease ant. Once you identify a grease ant infestation, the question of how many satellite colonies there are can be just as important as that of how … Read more

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

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You’ve probably heard of people referring to sugar ants before and pictured tiny black ants running away with sugar crystals, but this is only the beginning of the story. In fact, once you get to know them, getting rid of sugar ants becomes fairly easy. How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants So you’ve identified … Read more

Do Ants Poop? (How to Identify Ant Droppings)

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There are a lot of fun questions that come up in the pest control world. Some sound like no-brainers, yet result in some very interesting facts, such as when we examined the relationship between cockroaches and shrimp. Others seek to debunk home remedies or verify their effectiveness scientifically. One such question turned out a lot … Read more

4 Best Fire Ant Killers For Your Lawn

We cover a lot of invasive species here at RMC, but fire ants are among the more dangerous. When you find one of their mounds in your garden or lawn, it’s important to get rid of the fire ant hill ASAP before the fire ants can wander into your house or start biting your family. … Read more