What do ants do in the winter?

They hibernate. When the temperature starts to drop below +5 Celsius (+41 Ferenhiet), ants become sluggish and retreat to their nests. They will huddle together to stay warm and eventually move deeper and deeper underground (in their nests) as the temperature drops. Source: Some ant nests can be over 15 feet (4.57 meters) below ground …

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How to get rid of ants…

Here’s what to do when you spot an ant… Watch the ant for a while, see if you can tell what it’s looking for and where it came from. If you kill the ant (or ants) clean the area with a soap or window cleaner (like Windex) to remove the scent. Note: Resist the urge …

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How fast can an ant run?

Saharan Silver Ants

If a Saharan silver ant were enlarged to human size, it could run as fast as 330 mph! A normal ant blown up to human size would run about 30 mph. In reality, regular ants travel at around 300 meters per hour (source) or 0.186 miles per hour. The fastest ants in the world are …

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Ant-Man and the Wasp – Official Trailer

Ant-Man and the Wasp is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel …

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Preventive Pest Control

Preventive Pest Control

A shout-out to Jeremy and the experts at Preventive Pest Control!  Thank you for using our Pest Control Expert online form. If you’re an expert in pest control, tell us all about what you do (and where you do it)! Though our focus here is ants (check out their blog post on ants in Houston), Preventive Pest …

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The Borax ant killer formula

How does Borax kill ants? The ants carry it back to their nests to share it with the other ants. When the ants actually start to eat the Borax, boric acid causes them to get really gassy (gas builds up inside their bodies).  Ants don’t get rid of gas like we do, so they eventually …

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