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Top 3 Things That Attract Ants to Your Home

Ant infestations are frustrating and can even be dangerous depending on the type of ant and the extent of the invasion. If your home is becoming an ant hotel, it’s time to find out what’s attracting them and make them leave once and for all. Get Rid of the Three Things Ants Love Three basic elements are enough to draw ants to your home. Most people are familiar with how food, especially sugar, can bring armies of ants out of nowhere. Poorly sealed containers, open pet food bags, trash cans and even small amounts of crumbs or food residue attract scouts and these return with others from the colony. Ants also like water, and they’ll appear in droves if they find a good source. This source could be your pet’s water dish, some damp dishes in the sink or a leaky pipe or faucet in any room. With food and water close b......
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How to Tell The Difference Between Stinging Insect Types

Bumble beeThere are important differences to keep in mind between bees and wasps; that way, if you spot a nest in your yard, you'll be able to identify it and determine if the insects will pose a threat or not. Bees Let's, first of all, distinguish between honeybees and bumblebees. Both have black and yellow (or orange) stripes on their abdomen, though in bumblebees the stripes look more like large blocks. Honeybees are slender and small, while bumblebees are quite large and hairy. The first have a pointed tip, while the second have a rounded tip. Both will sting if provoked, but otherwise, they're harmless. Bumblebees will sting repeatedly, but honeybees have a barbed stinger, which rips away from their abdomen and kills them once they imbed it in their victim's skin. Their stings are not only painful but also capable of causing anaphylactic shock in those who are allergic to insect......
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