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Is it An Ant, Or A Termite?

Saturday, May 31, 2014
At this time of year, hardly a week goes past without phone calls from nervous homeowners who aren’t sure whether they’re finding winged ants or termites in and around their home. “They look like ants, but they have wings,” they say. “What are th ...

Wood-Destroying Carpenter Ants

Sunday, April 28, 2013
There are more than 12,000 species of ants worldwide, but locally we only encounter a few of them, including odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants. Many species behave similarly, and are treated similarly, so some exterminators do ...

The Ants Are Back In Town

Thursday, April 11, 2013
A few years ago, during an exceptionally dry summer, I told a customer that the ants in his kitchen and bathroom were seeking water. The following spring brought a lot of rain, and I found myself back in his kitchen, explaining that the latest an ...

Carpenter Ants FAQ

Thursday, June 16, 2011
What do carpenter ants look like? What distinguishes them from other ants? Carpenter ants are large, ranging in size from 3/8 to 1/2 inch in length, and are usually dull black with fine yellow hairs on the abdomen. From a distance, they migh ...

The World’s Scariest Pests

Monday, November 01, 2010
The Japanese Giant Hornet What lives in Japan, is about the size of a human thumb, and can spray flesh-melting poison? You guessed it – the Japanese Giant Hornet, which is capable of killing animals and humans alike, though this doesn’t happen al ...

Red Velvet Ants

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Dear Brasure’s, I have been finding large, fuzzy, red ants in my yard. They’re almost an inch long! What kind of ants are these? Should I be concerned? Jim Ocean View Thank you for the email, Jim. It sounds like you’ve been runnin ...

Ants: Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, May 10, 2010
At Brasure’s, we’ve been asked a lot of questions about ants since we first started doing business in 1971. While it would take a book to list and answer all of them, here are a few of the most common ones. Which kinds of ants can I expect t ...

Termites Vs. Flying Ants: Know The Difference

Saturday, August 01, 2009
One of the most commonly misidentified pests is the flying ant, which is frequently confused with the termite. These two insects can be about the same size and color, and possess similar wings. The difference? Several hundred dollars or more, as  ...

Ants – Common Characteristics & Control

Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Wet weather and warm days in early April mark the start of ant season on Delmarva. Whether it’s lines of foraging ants marching across your kitchen counter, or a lawn marked by anthills, these little insects often prove to be a nuisance that is b ...

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