Odorous House Ants Invade A Hot Tub

Forget the Picnic….Ants Invade the Spa

My job can get pretty mundane sometimes. You do this sort of thing long enough and you get to see just about everything. I have rescued computers, printers, phones, water heaters, all kinds of electronics from these ants. I have even cleared the inside (the guts) of a few hot tubs. This is the 1st time I have found a nest of these odorous house ants in the actual tub part.

Sugar Ants

Carpenter Ants in a Portland Attic

Carpenter Ants with Eggs.
This attic showed no signs of moisture. But it did have alot of tree to roof contact.

Here in the Portland, OR. – Vancouver WA. area…..vegetation and trees do alot of growing. For the most part thats a good thing. For optimal pest control here in the Pacific North West……It’s important to keep all vegetation away from structures.

“What’s Buggin You” Segment on the Today Show

“What’s Bugging You” Segment on the TODAY Show
The TODAY Show will offer a segment tomorrow, March 28, entitled “What’s Bugging You” in their 9:00 hour. The piece will address spring pests and many of the threats associated with them. Missy Henriksen, NPMA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, will discuss termites, ants, ticks, stinging insects, and occasional invaders including stink bugs, centipedes, silverfish, and crickets.  The segment will feature a myriad of live insects and related props.A special thank you to numerous companies and individuals who responded to requests for needed show-and-tell items and general help including Adam’s Pest Control, American Pest, American Pest Solutions, Assured Environments, Home Paramount, Connor’s Pest Control,  Greg Baumann, i2LResearch USA, Oklahoma State University, Orkin, ProTech Pest Control, Liz Pereira/University of Florida, University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Ted Granovsky. We hope to share a clip of the segment in next week’s ePestWorld.

Thank you to all the Guardians and Contributors of NPMA’s Professional Pest Management Alliance who made this consumer educational opportunity possible for the industry.

Check out the video here http://www.pctonline.com/Today-Show-spring-pest-segment.aspx