Ants


10

Oct 2016

Invasive Species in California

When it comes to California pests, you know that we have plenty. Our even temperatures and abundant food makes our state a haven for pests. Unfortunately, we also get a lot of new introduced species and many of these new insects become invasive. The reason newly introduced insects can spread and become problems, is because they lack natural predators. Without anything that wants to eat...

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16

Sep 2016

Relationships in Nature: Aphids and Ants

As a cow is to a farmer, an aphid is to an ant. That’s right; ants have been doing farming long before we ever came up with the idea. When a colony of ants finds a group of aphids eating your flowers, the ants move in to protect the aphids. The ants will chase off or kill the natural predators that would normally eat the...

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29

Aug 2016

Are Ants Dangerous to Humans?

If you’ve ever been the unfortunate victim of an ant bite, you know very well how unpleasant it is. It’s a sudden and surprising pinch that comes out of nowhere. Depending on the type of ant, that pinch can continue to sting or burn for awhile too. It is uncomfortable but are ant stings dangerous? Can many ant bites actually harm a person? When an...

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25

Jul 2016

Homeowners Beware: Carpenter & Fire Ants

As a homeowner, there are many things you need to concern yourself with in order to protect your investment. One of the ways to protect your home is through routine pest control inspections. Pests are one of the quickest ways homes become damaged right under your nose. You may have no idea that just behind your walls, a whole army of carpenter ants are reducing...

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16

May 2016

The Ant World

Ants. We mostly see these tiny bugs as the disrupter of picnics, the invader of kitchens and the irritator of mankind. But why do ants do the things they do? Why do they come into our kitchens at all and steal our food? Where are they taking all that food? Where are their nests? What happens in those ant colonies anyway? While us humans go...

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02

May 2016

The Ants Will Soon Be Marching In

When spring arrives everything begins to bloom. Flowers in your yard come up and you might begin a few outside projects in your yard. While you turn your attention to the outside, ants are turning their attention to the interior of you house. Their hives have been depleting their food storages and when warm temperatures hit, they are ready to find food. Many species of...

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04

Apr 2016

Unique Facts of Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are not like the pavement ants you see building mounds in the cracks of your sidewalk. They aren’t like the bug red harvester ant you can find in vacant lots. Though confused with odorous house ants, argentine ants are unique. Argentine ants are not native to America. They probably arrived in the late 1800’s with coffee beans. Now they have spread throughout most...

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14

Mar 2016

Why you should use a Professional for Pest Control

With all the over-the-counter pesticides that are available from your local home and garden center, you might begin to wonder why you would ever need a professional pest control company. You might continue wondering until you begin using the generic products and you will quickly realize their ineffectiveness. When you want real results, Bull’s Eye Pest Control offers professional expertise that will eliminate any pest....

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29

Feb 2016

Insects That Travel in Packs

Temecula, California is famous for its wineries and vineyards. Taking a tour of these vineyards is an incredible experience and if you’re lucky, a little wine tasting would be the perfect treat! But did you know that there are pests that like sampling your treats as they take their party on a little tour through your home? Finding one ant or one mouse rummaging through...

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11

Jan 2016

Survival Skills of the Fire Ant

Knowing how to survive is crucial when you live in the wild world. Fire ants know how to survive. Despite all human attempts for control, they have slowly spread across the southern United States. Survival and fire ants go together. They have spread from Alabama, through Texas and up into California. The only thing they haven’t managed to adapt to is a cold climate. So,...

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