There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’
By JON MOOALLEM
Published: December 5, 2013
The first time Mike the Hog-a-Nator noticed the ants, they were piled outside his cardiologist’s office. This was two summers ago, in Pearland, a suburb of Houston. There was a forbidding, fibrous heap of dead ants on either side of the building’s double doors, each a couple of feet long. And there were also legions of living ants shuffling over the dead ones — though Mike the Hog-a-Nator had to bend down to see these. Otherwise, so many individual ants were moving so chaotically, and so fast, that the entire reddish-brown tangle at his feet looked as if it were shimmering. Mike the Hog-a-Nator remembers thinking: What the world? Then he went inside for his weekly appointment.
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America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd
By David Von Drehle Monday, Dec. 09, 2013
After nearly wiping out many wildlife species 50 years ago, Americans are once again living close–sometimes uncomfortably so–to all kinds of feral creatures. Why wildlife in the U.S. needs stronger management.
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What Antworks Pest Control is Thankful for This Holiday Season
Happy Holidays Folks!
As we approach Thanksgiving this year….. kicking off the Christmas Holiday Season I would like to sincerely thank all of you for another wonderful year here in the Portland, Vancouver Area.
Here at Antworks Pest Control we have been going through some changes and growing pains….we really appreciate your patience with us.
We are thankful for the pest control industry in general for promoting the practice of Integrated Pest Management.
It is our hope that everyone reading this has a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season and a prosperous New Year!
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Hits Oregon and Washington
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), a relatively new invasive species to Oregon, may be entering people’s homes this fall as it seeks winter shelter inside buildings. Until 2010, it was not known to be established in Oregon outside of the Portland metropolitan area, although a few specimens had been found in Salem and in Sandy.
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