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18

Mar

13 natural remedies for the ant invasionAnts are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard.

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard.

13

Jan

'Pillage Ant' plunders acorn castles, makes slaves of other insectsThe newly discovered ants appear to have a ‘chemical camouflage’ that hides them from their fellow ants until it’s too late.

'Pillage Ant' plunders acorn castles, makes slaves of other insects
The newly discovered ants appear to have a ‘chemical camouflage’ that hides them from their fellow ants until it’s too late.

24

Dec

The dirty way that ants stay cleanA particular species of ant has evolved to secrete a sanitation goo that it then applies to other members of its brood.

The dirty way that ants stay clean
A particular species of ant has evolved to secrete a sanitation goo that it then applies to other members of its brood.

03

Jul

13 natural remedies for the ant invasionAnts are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

26

Jun

Why ‘crazy ants’ swarm inside electronicsSince their introduction to the U.S. in 2002, the South American tawny crazy ant has been terrorizing home owners (and their electronics) with greater frequency.

Why ‘crazy ants’ swarm inside electronics
Since their introduction to the U.S. in 2002, the South American tawny crazy ant has been terrorizing home owners (and their electronics) with greater frequency.

20

Jun

Why do army ants commit suicide?The bizarre ant “death spiral” is an evolutionary trap.

Why do army ants commit suicide?
The bizarre ant “death spiral” is an evolutionary trap.

27

May

Weird pirate ant comes with an ‘eye patch’
The purpose of the dark stripe over the eyes of this newly discovered insect remains a mystery to scientists.

Weird pirate ant comes with an ‘eye patch’

The purpose of the dark stripe over the eyes of this newly discovered insect remains a mystery to scientists.

17

May

'Crazy ants' invade southeastern U.S.
The invading ants are wiping out native species, but scientists say their spread can be contained.

'Crazy ants' invade southeastern U.S.

The invading ants are wiping out native species, but scientists say their spread can be contained.

25

Apr

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion

Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

19

Apr

Ants ‘use math’ to find quickest route
Ants use pheromones to judge which route will yield the shortest walking time and therefore which path to take.

Ants ‘use math’ to find quickest route

Ants use pheromones to judge which route will yield the shortest walking time and therefore which path to take.