Tag Archive: Ants

Beneficial Ants

Believe it or not, there is a beneficial ant that is found in many landscapes. If you see an interesting mound shaped like a small volcano, you likely have the pyramid ants. These ants form small nests in sandy soils and the mound will have a small opening in the very center. Pyramid ant mound, about 5 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/06/beneficial-ants/

Tips on Controlling Ants

The proverbial picnic scene aside, ants are pests all of us have to deal with from time to time.  Both inside and outside our homes, they feed on and contaminate our food, they build ugly mounds on our lawns, and some ants can inflict painful bites or stings. Several species of ants are found in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/27/tips-on-controlling-ants/