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Date and time: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:36:26 GMT
The author is president of American Environmental Services Inc., Tucson, Ariz., and a board certified entomologist. He can be reached at [email protected]
Enter The Guardian. Accepting the challenge of the formidable foes, Yarbrough agreed to treat the house. Yarbrough used a 30mm hand lens to make a positive identification of the offenders and to investigate the cause of the infestation.
As Argentine ants continue to spread across the United States, pest management professionals work to keep these pests in check.
With the beginning of ant season, many pest management professionals are trying to figure out the best way to tackle these pests. Is the best approach an indoor or outdoor treatment? Or both?
ANTS MARCHING. The industry has recently experienced a decrease in the incidence of cockroach calls while ant problems are on the rise. Are there more ants today than there were eight years ago? Probably not. Many have speculated the driving factors behind these changes — and likely there are a number of factors, instead of one — that are at play. Nevertheless, one likely cause for the influx of ant calls is the rapid expansion into rural areas from more urbanized settings. We know that this is occurring at unbelievably rapid rates in some parts of the country where major cities continue to expand outward into what were once old woodlots or farm fields.