The velvet ant aka cow killer ant

The velvet ant aka cow killer ant, is actually NOT an ant. It’s a wasp. The females are large, hairy and wingless which give this beast an ant-like appearance. The velvet ant is also called the cow killer ant. This is due to their extremely painful sting.

The velvet ant and their kin are more solitary than common ants. They are most often encountered streaking across the patio or lawn but they are much more common in wooded areas. Stings are not especially common but do not attempt to handle these insects.

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At Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control, we practice Integrated Pest Management. You may have heard the term Integrated Pest Management, also known as IPM for short. What is IPM and why is it so important? The practice of Integrated Pest Management also known as IPM is basically and in simplest terms, it is a common sense approach to pest control. In this process, you can solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. It includes these steps,
– Monitoring
– Identification of species
– Finding and sealing entry points
– Identifying conducive conditions
– Treatment
– Sanitation
– Responsible use of pesticides
It’s important to go into a pest situation with a plan. Certain products work on certain species, while others do not, due to immunity and other factors. It also includes you, the client, and the information you need so you can create conditions that are unfavorable for the pest.

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Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control Services Inc offers general pest control for issues including ants, spiders, cockroaches, silverfish, earwigs, crickets, pantry pests, carpet beetles and many more!

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Meryl's Termite and Pest Control Services Inc offers termite control that can provide preventative protection from termite infestations and corrective treatments for active infestations.

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Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control Services Inc.’s offers red imported fire ant control for your home or business, both inside and outdoors, including equine pastures.

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