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Jumping Spider Uses Ant As Bodyguard
2014-03-12 09:31:54

Springer Ants are the unlikely guardians of jumping spiders in their battle against aggressive spitting spiders A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the somewhat soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. The downside to this plan is that jumping spiders are also a favorite snack of its very own saviors. To overcome this additional hazard, the spider has made yet another plan in the form of an ant-proof nest, writes Ximena...

Fire Ants Being Displaced By Venom-Neutralizing Crazy Ants
2014-02-14 07:08:22

[ Watch the Video: Crazy Ants Attack Fire Ants ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In areas across the southeastern United States, invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants by secreting a compound that neutralizes the fire ant's venom, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin. The crazy ant is the first known example of an insect with the ability to detoxify another insect's venom. The latest in a wave of ant invasions from the...

Most Widespread Ant Has New Relative
2013-10-25 12:47:22

Pensoft Publishers Long considered to be one of the most species-rich ant genera, latest research has stripped the ant genus Paratrechina down to a single species- Paratrechina longicornis. This particular ant is one of the most widely distributed, found in nearly every tropical and subtropical location on the planet due to accidental human transport, and is considered one of the world's worst invasive ant species. A recent review of the genus in the open access Journal of Hymenoptera...

2013-10-24 12:27:39

Terminix Reports Increased Swarms in Gulf Coast States MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ants have long been America's biggest nuisance pest, but a particular species is wreaking havoc for property owners across the South. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110824/CL56999LOGO ) The tawny crazy ant - known for its quick and erratic movements - could very well be the most challenging of any ant species to control, according to pest management professionals. That's because...

2013-07-12 23:34:48

Crazy Ants, first identified in the United States in 2002, are invading the southern states, destroying electronics from cell phones to laptops and even air conditioning components. A new product from Emerson can protect outdoor condensing units from this invasive species. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 A breed of ants indigenous to South America has found its way to the southern United States. These "Raspberry Crazy Ants" are responsible for the destruction of...

2013-06-20 08:23:40

New book depicts the birth and expansion of an international icon CINCINNATI, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, celebrates 100 years of global design with Formica Forever, a commemorative book that captures the company's 100-year evolution through cultural shifts, economic uncertainties, trend exploration and global growth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130620/DA35138) "The Formica® brand has touched every aspect of our...

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...

Crazy Ants Eating Electronics Across US Gulf States
2013-06-11 07:53:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A growing epidemic is eating its way across the Gulf Coast of the US and it seems there is little that can be done about it. The invasive ant species, Nylanderia fulva, commonly known as the tawny crazy ant, hairy crazy ant or Raspberry crazy ant, which was first discovered in Houston, Texas in 2002, is causing huge problems for people in at least four states around the Gulf of Mexico. The tawny crazy ant is an exotic species...

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...