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Houston Braces for Crazy Ant Invasion


Now that temperatures are rising, residents are bracing for a possible advance of tawny crazy ants, also referred to as Rasberry ants, in the coming weeks. More

Why Ants Make Rafts to Save the Queen


Scientists have figured out how ants that live in flooded areas can link their bodies together to form buoyant rafts that protect the queen and much of her brood. More

Tawny Crazy Ants Profiled in Scientific American


The article notes that tawny crazy ants are able to prevail over fire ants because they produce chemicals they then rub on themselves as an antidote to fire ant venom. More

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More Mazdas Recalled Due to Spider Problem

The latest recall involves 42,000 Mazda6 midsize sedans from the 2010-12 model years, and equipped with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'

Win a Copy of the New PCT Commercial Pest Management Book

Enter your name for a chance to win a copy of this new industry resource focused on treating a variety of commercial accounts.

Allgood Announces Corporate Promotions; Acquisition of Rich Exterminators

The company’s promotions are part of its strategic growth plans. Rich Exterminators is a Lawrenceville, Ga.-based company founded by Howard Rich in 1989.

A Look at Bed Bug Look-Alikes

The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs.