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 Ant Traps For Your Home

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Ant activity is never a welcome site in the kitchen (or other areas of the home), and you’ll want to get rid of them quickly. But there’s also the matter of family safety to consider, especially in a room you prepare food. We’ve tested our several ant traps that are not only designed with safety … 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

How to Get Rid of Ghost Ants

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Ants are one of the most common infestations in modern homes, and can appear for a number of reasons. The vast majority are black, red, or occasionally albino ants. However, some species may catch you off-guard with their unique appearance. One of these unusual species is the ghost ant. These little gals are quick and … Read more

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

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Nobody likes ants in the house (especially after a family get-together ends), but some species can be the herald of more than just an annoying line of protein bites marching across your kitchen floor. Carpenter ants have a particularly nasty reputation among homeowners. But just how much should you worry about these tiny critters? Let’s … Read more

Using Borax to Kill Ants (Does It Work?)

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Ants are one of those little pests that seem to appear out of nowhere, only to suddenly swarm a spot you likely thought they’d never get to. They can get into your food, march in an endless line along your countertops, and protect aphids and other plant and garden pests from natural predators. Suffice it … Read more

How to Get Rid of Ant Hills (15 Easy Methods)

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It’s Sod’s Law that no matter how well-kept your lawn and walkway are, something will invariably ruin the view. One of the most common of these foils is the ant mound. They seem to pop up along cracks in your driveway or sidewalk, in the garden, or poking through your carefully manicured lawn. While you … Read more