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Home, Lawn & Garden Insects & Pests

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As a group, ants are the most difficult household pests to control. In a recent survey, pest control technicians indicated they had more call-backs due to ants than any other insect. Too often our first response to a pest problem is to reach for a can of pesticide. When managing ants, this can lead to disaster. In some cases, such as with Pharaoh ants, spraying ant trails only makes the problem worse. So, learn to identify pest ants, understand their biology and management options and you will be more successful combating them.

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PB1629-3M(Rev)-6/02 E12-4615-00-004-03

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Entomology Commons