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Just Say No ANTics This Year!

February 2012

In This Issue
Ant vs. Termite
Carpenter Ants Food of Choice
Product Highlight: Temprid SC
The Boss is a SUCKER!
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 Is It an ANT or a Termite?
 

Know the difference and treat the problem.

 

You want to correctly identify your ant, because some ants that resemble a carpenter ant are not wood destroying ants and can easily be mistaken for one.

 

People sometimes see what they refer to as winged ants. That winged ant my possibly be a termite, so you will want to know the difference between the two and how to identify them correctly.

  

The difference between the two is that carpenter ants have dark colored bodies and narrow waist line, they have a definite segmented body where a termite will not. The Carpenter ant will have elbowed antennae and the hind wings will be shorter than their front wings
 
Termites on the other hand are light colored and no waist, they will have straight antennae and the wings are of equal length.

  

 Carpenter Ants: Use Their Appetite Against Them
 

Carpenter ants eat different forms of protein and sugar.  Outdoors, the carpenter ants will feed on living and dead insects which is a protein source. But Carpenter ants are also very attracted to honeydew, which is a sweet liquid produced by aphids and scale insects. Indoors, carpenter ants feed on meats, as well as syrup, honey, sugar, jelly, and other sweets.   They can switch from eating a sweet to a protein source at specific times of their season and also based on the food source that has been available to them. Carpenter ants are not eating the wood, they are only removing the wood as they create their galleries and tunnels.

 

Carpenter ant baits work by combining an attractive food source with a slow-acting toxicant.
The ants consume the bait and return to the nest to share the bait with the rest of the colony.

Carpenter ants have complex food preferences, and that is why we recommend purchasing the Carpenter Ant Kits that use both options for food sources.

 Test your ants by putting them both food sources baits out at the same time,to see which food source they prefer.
 
 If they aggressively pick one food source, such as the Maxforce carpenter ant bait (which is a honey dew formulation), then continue to apply that particular bait until you no longer see ants.

 If they pick up Advance Carpenter ant bait (which is a protein based product) continue placing this out daily
.

 

 

Featured Product: TEMPRID 
  Temprid SC (Suspension Concentrate Formulation) insecticide is an easy-to-use insect repellent and provides quick knockdown and long residual control of more than 50 pests. This high quality insect repellent combines the broad spectrum, fast-acting control of beta-cyfluthrin with the systemic residual control of imidacloprid to provide premium performance and efficacy.

What pests does it Target???
Ants (excluding Pharaoh's ants), Boxelder bugs, Carpenter ants, Carpet beetles, Centipedes, Clothes moths, Clover mites, Cluster fly, Cockroaches, Crickets, Darkling beetles, Dermestids, Earwigs, Elm leaf beetles, Fire ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Fruit flies, Gnats, Ground beetles, Hide beetles, Hornets, House flies, Leather beetles, Midges, Millipedes, Moths, Mosquitoes, Multicolored asian lady beetles, Phorid flies, Pill bugs, Scorpions, Sciarid flies (Fungus gnats), Silverfish, Sow bugs, Spiders (excluding Brown recluse spiders), Springtails, Ticks, Wasps, Yellow jackets....are those enough reasons to try Temprid SC?

If not....Keep reading.

Delivers unsurpassed ant control - also eliminates aphids, scale and mealy bugs that produce honeydew, a preferred food source of many ant species.

 -broad spectrum insecticide

- controls perimeter pests that some competitive products don't

- can be applied outdoors and indoors

- can be applied as a perimeter application 3 ft up and 10 ft out from the structure

 

The only perimeter pest control product you will ever need!


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