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*  How to Kill Fire Ants With Urine | eHow
Locate the fire ant hill. Depending on how long the fire ants have been nested in your yard, the ant hill could be quite large ... Fire ants can wreak havoc on yards while posing a health risk to humans and animals. Some methods of getting rid of fire ants ... Pour the urine on the ant hill, as well as on the ground adjacent to the ant hill. This drenching should drown many of the fire ... Fire ants can be both an unsightly and potentially dangerous pest in your yard. (Image: StockTrek/Photodisc/Getty Images). ...
https://www.ehow.com/how_7346102_kill-fire-ants-urine.html
*  Ants! | Page 2 | LawnSite
There are many species of Carpenter ants and all are in the Genus of Camponotus. Northern Carpenter ants differ from the ... most important before you bait for ants is to find out what kind of ants you have. Fipronil will kill them all but.... not on ... most important before you bait for ants is to find out what kind of ants you have. Fipronil will kill them all but.... not on ... The Terro Bait stations that you buy at the super market are not to great for Carpenter Ants but get most all other ants IF you ...
https://www.lawnsite.com/threads/ants.343022/page-2
*  Foam Insulation vs carpenter ants??? | This Old House
We had found that carpenter ants set up a nice metropolis inside garage door panels stored in our barn (they dug through the ... I had to remove some insulation along the foundation wall in the basement to allow the exterminator to spray for carpenter ants ... Re: Foam Insulation vs carpenter ants??? I had carpenter ants set up house in the spray foam of a hot tub. I knew they were ... Re: Foam Insulation vs carpenter ants??? Oh My God, the hot tub, it never occurred to me that a hot tub would be heaven to ...
https://www.thisoldhouse.com/discussions/topic/foam-insulation-vs-carpenter-ants
*  Nasty fungus varieties turn carpenter ants into 'zombies'
... that infect four species of carpenter ants, take over their brain and control their behaviour. ... About a week after being exposed to spores the ant enters a zombie-like state. The alteration of the ant's behaviour consists ... As a response, the ants have evolved the ability to detect members of the colony which have been infected; healthy ants will ... Once the ant has reached a particular level in the vegetation it clings or fixes itself to a twig or the vein of a leaf where ...
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/304321
*  Why Ants Do but Honeybees Do Not Construct Satellite Nests
In this paper we explain the difference between the socio-economic organization of ants and bees: ants can identify nest-mates ... But there is a fundamental difference between ants and bees. Ants can and do construct main nests with satellite nests, whereas ... Ants and honeybees are both social insects that share many characteristics in common. ... from satellite nests because ants leave odor trails connecting main nests to satellite nests so that fellow nest-mate from ...
https://ideas.repec.org/a/kap/jbioec/v5y2003i2p151-164.html
*  Fire Ants - HomeTeam Pest Defense
Ants. Ants are the most common pest problem in America, with more than 80% of homeowners experiencing ant problems. ... Fire Ants. Fire ants are small, yellowish-red to black in color, aggressive, vicious and known for their painful burning sting. ... Fire ants are no fun! They are bothersome to your family and pets and can sting when their mounds are imposed upon. Usually ... Disturb a fire ant mound and they will swarm out by the hundreds to sting any person or animal perceived as a threat. ...
https://pestdefense.com/fireants/
*  'Talking' Ants Are Evidence for Creation | The Institute for Creation...
Everything in an ant colony is performed in an orderly manner.. When an ant nest is disturbed and threatened, the worker ants ... Ants use pheromones to leave chemical trails that can be followed by other members and to also identify which nest an ant is ... This ant has a specialized appendage on its abdomen that it strokes with its hind legs to create sound signals. Other ants can ... Several years ago, researchers found that, in adult ants, these signals can act like an emergency beacon when an ant is ...
http://www.icr.org/article/talking-ants-are-evidence-for-creation/
*  Invasive 'Crazy Ants' Disrupt Christmas Island's Entire Ecosystem - 80beats : 80beats
In ant-dense zones, O'Dowd sees birds stomp and ruffle their feathers as if maddened by crawling ants [Science News]. So for ... "These ants are three-dimensional foragers," he says [ABC Science]. The ants can thickly cover the forest floor and swarm up ... O'Dowd says crazy ants form large super-colonies and cover ground and vegetation in densities of around 1000 ants per square ... They found that in ant-free areas, the fake fruit received twice as many pecks as the fruit in areas swarming with ants. ...
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/09/16/invasive-crazy-ants-disrupt-christmas-islands-entire-ecosystem/
*  Leafcutter Ant Genome Reveals Secrets Of Fungus Farming Ways - Redorbit
The ant's caste system, for example, includes small workers for tending to the fungus garden and ant brood, medium-sized ... The genome, the first for a leafcutter ant, reveals that the insect has shed genes that other ant species use to help acquire ... secrets of the ant's mutualistic behavior and the genetic differences that underpin the ant caste system that makes one ant ... Leafcutter ants, signature denizens of New World tropical forests, are unique in their ability to harvest fresh leaves to ...
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1995319/leafcutter_ant_genome_reveals_secrets_of_fungus_farming_ways/
*  tawny crazy ant - Nylanderia pubens (Forel)
The tawny crazy ant is a medium-small, monomorphic, golden-brown to reddish-brown ant. Workers are 2.0-2.3 mm in length, males ... The Texas ants were slightly larger than those from Florida, so the Texas ants were called Paratrechina sp. near pubens ( ... Similar ants: Nylanderia guatemalensis (Forel 1885), the Guatemalan crazy ant, has pale middle and hind coxae, shorter, stouter ... Nylanderia fulva is part of a group of ants referred to as 'crazy ants' due to their quick and erratic movements. ...
http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/urban/ants/tawny_crazy_ant.htm
*  Insecticide Transfer Efficiency and Lethal Load in Argentine Ants (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect
Trophallaxis between individual worker ants and the toxicant load in dead and live Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) in ... 420.3 amol/μg ant) than did live workers (208.5 amol/μg ant), but dead and live queens had equal fipronil levels (59.5 and 54.3 ... 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; argentine ant; trophallaxis; hydramethylnon; fipronil; accelerator mass ... Resurgence of polygynous ant colonies treated with hydramethylnon baits may be explained by queen survival resulting from ...
https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1228011-insecticide-transfer-efficiency-lethal-load-argentine-ants
*  Possibly the most horrible ants ever
Today's ants come from the genus Adetomyrma, more commonly known as "dracula ants". The sort of fill the evolutionary gap ... Yet, in forgoing solid food ants miss out on all sorts of protein available in the environment. Ants must either give up ... Solid food would lodge in the bottleneck and kill the ant, so the ants can't eat solids. They can only drink. ... Yes, these ants cut open their own young and drink their blood. Fortunately, the young seem to have no long-term harm (besides ...
http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/2011/03/possibly-most-horrible-ants-ever.html
*  Leafcutter ant - Stock Image C018/2418 - Science Photo Library
Close-up of an ant (family Formicidae) on a leaf, showing its large mandibles (lower centre) that it uses to cut through leaves ... Caption: Leafcutter ant. Close-up of an ant (family Formicidae) on a leaf, showing its large mandibles (lower centre) that it ... Keywords: 1, anatomical, anatomy, animal, animals, ant, arthropod, arthropods, biological, biology, entomological, entomology, ...
http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/552443/view
*  BASF Launches Fast-Acting Altrevin Fire Ant Bait Insecticide
When worker ants return the bait as food to the colony, it s passed from ant to ant, Broscious said. Most importantly, it s fed ... Altrevin fire ant bait is an excellent new tool for almond and citrus growers fighting the many problems fire ants cause, said ... The Altrevin fire ant bait delivery system was specifically designed to make it a highly attractive food source to fire ants. ... Altrevin fire ant bait represents the continuous focus from BASF to bring targeted new tools to the specialty market. Fire ants ...
http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/php/news/2012/FastActing/
*  Biologist Nick Bos tells Wikinews about 'self-medicating' ants - Wikinews, the free news source
For your PhD you researched ants' scent-based communications. Could healthy ants perhaps tell other ants are infected and ... and when ants need to be killed, we do it in alcohol, which kills the ants in a matter of seconds. So while the ants do not ... It is hard to extrapolate to other ants, as different species lead very different lives.. At the moment it seems that sick ants ... whereas healthy ants avoided it. Hydrogen peroxide reduced infected ant fatalities by 15%, and the ants varied their intake ...
https://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Biologist_Nick_Bos_tells_Wikinews_about_%27self-medicating%27_ants
*  Is giant ant a warning of things to come? Sort of - Animal Life
The ant is a carpenter ant, the largest such ant that we have in California. Although it's called a carpenter ant, it doesn't ... I thought of that film again when Vicki Lawrence sent me an email with pictures of a giant ant. Now in comparison, this ant is ... Is giant ant a warning of things to come? Sort of. Posted on April 29, 2014. by Joan Morris ... Vicki wondered if the ant was a local guy or one that had perhaps hitched a ride into the state and somehow ended up in her ...
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/pets/2014/04/29/is-giant-ant-a-warning-of-things-to-come-sort-of/
*  Odorous House Ants Are Frequent and Unwelcome Visitors - Colonial Pest Control
Odorous house ants get their name because they have a rotten coconut odor when crushed. These ants are very small, only about 1 ... No matter which ant is bugging you, we have an ant removal and management program that works. Call us today! ... The best way to control pest ants is to find and treat their nests. But odorous house ants are tough to control because they ... Colonial Pest Control is your ant control expert. Our trained inspectors can determine whether the ants are actually nesting in ...
http://www.colonialpest.com/odorous-house-ants-are-frequent-and-unwelcome-visitors/
*  Metapleural- and postpharyngeal-gland secretions from workers of the ants Solenopsis invicta and S. geminata.
Ants* / chemistry, physiology. Scent Glands / chemistry*, secretion*. Species Specificity. From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of ... Both ants, in addition, have small but significant amounts of hydrocarbons in their MG reservoir, which are the same as those ... These results suggest that the MG synthesizes mainly palmitic, linoleic, oleic, and stearic acids in these two ants, whereas ... 17191849 - Metapleural- and postpharyngeal-gland secretions from workers of the ants solenopsis in.... 2760909 - Linoleic acid ...
http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/Metapleural-postpharyngeal-gland-secretions-from/17191849.html
*  Frontiers | Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development |...
We found that larval and pupal guts of both ant species contained Pseudomonas and Enterobacter bacteria that are also found in ... We found that larval and pupal guts of both ant species contained Pseudomonas and Enterobacter bacteria that are also found in ... development and traced the transmission routes of dominant symbionts from the egg to adult stage in the leaf-cutting ants ... development and traced the transmission routes of dominant symbionts from the egg to adult stage in the leaf-cutting ants ...
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01942/full
*  Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini).
... Dataset ... Longino J T (1991). Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: ... Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). In: ...
https://www.gbif.org/dataset/0d35d18b-3ccf-4271-a6cd-51df06adc470
*  Ant Farm | Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery | University of Southern Maine
Through their scientifically informed renditions of the ant anatomy and knowledge of ant behavior and physiology, the Ant Girls ... A Field Guide to the Ants of New England) for identifying ants and sharing ant enthusiasm. ... Ant Farm is a multi-media collaborative exhibit merging art and science inspired by leafcutter ants. Four artists, Colleen ... the leafcutter ants. Iconic members of the tropics, leafcutter ants are often visible from trails of moving leaves, each of ...
https://usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery/ant-farm
*  Fire Ant Venom: The Next Ingredient in Skin Care Products?
Solenopsins from fire ant venom have been subjects of study before. Lead author of the present study, Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD, ... A unique quality of the main toxic "ingredient" in fire ant venom makes it the newest, if unlikely, candidate for treating an ... fire ant venom could be the solution a lot of psoriasis patients have been looking for. ...
https://www.labroots.com/trending/immunology/6870/fire-ant-venom-ingredient-skin-care-products
*  Eden Pest Knows Bugs: Ants Communicate With Each Other Using Pheromones - Washington & Oregon Pest Control Experts - Eden Pest
When an ant finds food, it communicates its location with a pheromone-rich odor trail that leads other ants to the site. As the ... Ant pest control pros share that you can wipe away the chemical trails that ants make with lemon juice, vinegar or essential ... Identify the ant species (a residential pest control company can help).. *Find out how they enter your home and, if possible, ... The fall is ant pest control season. Residential pest control experts share that as natural food sources become more scarce, ...
http://edenpest.com/eden-pest-knows-bugs-ants-communicate-with-each-other-using-pheromones/
*  Bulletin #2550, European Fire Ant: A New Invasive Insect in Maine | Cooperative Extension Publications | University of Maine
What are European fire ants?. European fire ants (also known as European red ants, Myrmica rubra) are very small red ants. The ... How do European fire ants move to new places?. European fire ants move in two ways. First, people move ants from one location ... Bulletin #2550, European Fire Ant: A New Invasive Insect in Maine. European Fire Ant*: A New Invasive Insect in Maine. This ... What should I do if I suspect I have European fire ants in my yard?. If you suspect you have European fire ants in your yard, ...
https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/2550e/
*  Household Ants and Their Control - The Homeowners Column - University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois...
Ant colonies in lawn areas generally do not require control. A common ant is the odorous house ant. It gets its name from the ... Ants can be common pests in homes. Damage from ants varies. Most ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage. ... The nest should be found and treated for long term ant control. To find the nest, follow the ants. Ants usually take regular ... Areas that attract ants on a regular basis can be spot treated. If it is not clear where the ants are entering, then treat a 2- ...
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/980221.html