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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

  • 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

  • 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 la

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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 i




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