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2014-04-11 23:03:08

There are many things homeowners can do during spring clean up of lawns and gardens that can prevent pests inside. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Finally! The weather is beautiful in the St. Louis area and homeowners can get the gardening gloves on and head outside to tackle the lawn and garden work. Some property owners don’t know that the outside of a home can be greatly impacted by what may be lurking in the front or back yard. Ensuring that yards, gardens, and decks/patios...

2013-06-18 23:26:01

Eliminate´Em Pest Control Services Educates Consumers about Carpenter Ant Awareness Week in June Bronx, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Eliminate´Em Pest Control Services is celebrating Carpenter Ant Awareness week from June 23, 2013 — June 29, 2013. Carpenter Ants are a wood destroying organism that cost Americans billions of dollars each year in property damage. “We are celebrating Carpenter Ant Awareness week as a way to educate consumers on the identification of...

2013-06-03 23:00:05

Ants and Bugs Be Gone, a Portland pest control company is now providing exterminator services in Portland Metro and the surrounding areas. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Pest control services in Portland this time of year are in demand as sugar ants begin to become invasive and move in and out of the home on a regular basis. Ants and Bugs Be Gone owner Chris Nelson says "We are seeing spiders moving around earlier than ever before. This nice weather has made it easier for them to move...

2013-05-29 23:25:29

Special Offer For Pest Control Services And Extermination In Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts Homes Southport, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Eliminate´Em Pest Control Services in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts announces a special $35.00 off any pest control or wildlife service. This special offer is valid for extermination and/or removal of termites, ants, carpenter ants, moles, bees, hornets, wasps, carpenter bees, squirrel, raccoon and bat removal. Residents in...

Ants Benefit Pitcher Plant Hosts By Hunting Nutrient Stealing Parasites
2013-05-23 10:00:53

[ Watch The Video: Movie of Camponotus Schmitzi ] Public Library of Science An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathias Scharmann and colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University Brunei Darussalam. The unusual relationship between insect-eating pitcher plants and ants that live exclusively on them has long puzzled...

2011-07-01 00:17:45

If It's Summer, It's Time for Carpenter Ants. July is the month of peak activity for carpenter ants. These ants are known to forage up to 100 yards, establishing colonies inside your home. Carpenter ants seek out moist, decaying wood to establish and expand their nest. Homeowners can take proactive steps to remove the likelihood of an infestation. But if there is an infestation,contact contact a pest control professional immediately. Otherwise, the colony will continue to expand and...

2011-05-09 14:42:44

Tropical carpenter ants (Camponotus leonardi) live high up in the rainforest canopy. When infected by a parasitic fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) the behaviour of the ants is dramatically changed. They become erratic and zombie-like, and are manipulated by the fungus into dying at a spot that provides optimal conditions for fungal reproduction. New research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology, looks at altered behaviour patterns in Zombie ants in Thailand and...

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2010-08-27 06:45:00

Research may help unlock the mysteries of human aging and behaviorScientists have finally sequenced the entire genome of an ant, actually two very different species of ant, and the insights gleaned from their genetic blueprints are already yielding tantalizing clues to the extraordinary social behavior of ants.A result of a ground-breaking collaborative research project led by Danny Reinberg, PhD, professor of biochemistry at NYU Langone Medical Center and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute...

2009-08-11 14:30:47

A study in the September issue of The American Naturalist describes new details about a fungal parasite that coerces ants into dying in just the right spot"”one that is ideal for the fungus to grow and reproduce. The study, led David P. Hughes of Harvard University, shows just how precisely the fungus manipulates the behavior of its hapless hosts.When a carpenter ant is infected by a fungus known as Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, the victim remains alive for a short time. The fungus,...

2005-07-18 04:54:36

Ever tried to defeat natural forces? Specialist ants are capable of running on slippery waxy plant surfaces in order to reach their nests and food supplies. Some Macaranga trees in South East Asia have waxy stems to protect themselves from ants and other insects. Only one specific ant is capable of running up and down the stem, in order to access its nest and food supply inside the stem. Tanja Bruening and Holger Bohn from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany are presenting their work on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.