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After the carpenter ants swarm season in late May to early June, we move right into the next reproductive swarmers on the list, the pavement ant. Arthropods being cold-blooded they take full advantage of any available heat and use it to their own ends. Pavement ants...read more
The food humans eat and ants love to ingest are all consolation prizes to the ant’s desire for honeydew. Even the most decadent, extravagant, sweet treat you could think of eating at your home is the second prize compared to honeydew. Every ant type imaginable...read more
Warmer temperatures last month brought about ants coming out from their “winter slumber”. Ants are cold-blooded insects that rely on the environment to regulate body temperature. During the winter, ants become more sluggish and their activity lags. At Independent Pest...read more
Rodents most often gain access to a home through the crawlspace, whether through compromised vent screens, inadequate crawl hatches or any number of access points. Even if they don’t actually intrude past the crawlspace into the home itself, there are...read more
With the onset of colder weather comes not only a food shortage for commensal rodents, but a quest for a warm place to stay. Rodents are not overly fond of the freezing nights or the bone chilling wet cold that we experience year after year. Unlike us,...read more
Everyone loves to feed those poor birds over the winter when outside food is scarce and the snow and frost blanket the ground. We enjoy seeing their flitting behavior coming to and from the bird feeder on the cold winter days. Yet while watching those...read more