Five facts about mosquitoes that you probably didn’t know.
Ants are social insects, which means they live in communal colonies together. They work together to maintain and grow the nest. They communicate by using a series of chemicals called pheromones. Once they find something they like such as a piece a food they lay down more and more scents to indicate to the rest of the colony what they found. Soon reinforcements will gather and harvest their found bounty.
Take a look at the damage that carpenter ants can create to trees. This hollowing will definitely compromise the integrity of this tree. Having nests like these can lead to all sorts of pest problems for the home. Carpenter ants have a large range they travel, meaning the nest can be located in a tree outside but they are traveling into your kitchen for a snack everyday.
Watch as these carpenter ants excavate wood from between these two floor joists. They chew it up and spit it out at the end. We call this material “frass” which is a combination of chewed wood and insect parts.
No, not the flower…zoom in a bit more to see it. That itty bitty spider is known as a dwarf spider which is a large category of spiders. This genre of spiders is quite large with thousands of different species in the US alone. Some species are smaller than 2mm. This picture was taken in Vernon, CT along a hiking trail.