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Most ant species are smaller than a paperclip. They can carry more than three times their own body weight. Some species can live for several years, while others only live up to a couple of weeks. Ants live all over the w... More »

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The term fire ant refers to a number of species of stinging ants. Although the United States has several native species of fire ant, none of these are as aggressive and dangerous as the red imported fire ant, or RIFA, a ... More »

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Ants can hold objects that weigh more than 50 times their body mass with their jaws alone, have a mutual relationship with certain plants and take care of baby leafhoppers. Because some insects create sugary excretions c... More »

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Getting rid of ants depends on the species of ants: They have different repellents, habits and food sources. Therefore, identify the type of ant infesting your home. Next, minimize the areas that draw moisture, and fix a... More »

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Killing little black ants and other ant species can be done effectively with a little bit of patience and a good bait trap. Bait traps take time to work, but the benefit of killing an entire colony of pests makes the wai... More »

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To get rid of termites, or white ants, identify the species of termite present, remove food and water sources near the home, and place screens over vents on the exterior of the home. Locate the termite's entry points int... More »

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Mixtures of Borax, water, and sugar are one way of killing ants that are already inside the home, as the ants are likely to take the fatal mixture back to their colony. A mixture of liquid dish soap and hot water placed ... More »

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