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Ant control commercial restaurant

Oct 7, 2016

Ants: coming to a restaurant near you A pair of Canterbury entrepreneurs are putting ants on the menu at restaurants around the country.  We spend much of summer trying to keep ants out of our food; yet they might be what’s missing from it, say a pair of young Kiwi entrepreneurs. With their start-up company Anteater, Canterbury University students Peter Randrup and Bex De Prospo are trying to drive in New Zealand what’s become an emerging industry in Western countries, called “entomophagy”, or insect consumption. Anteater, a University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) student company that just scooped the …

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Bizarre ant colony

Oct 2, 2016

Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker Scientists describe workers trapped for years in “a hostile environment in total darkness.” For the past several years, a group of researchers has been observing a seemingly impossible wood ant colony living in an abandoned nuclear weapons bunker in Templewo, Poland, near the German border. Completely isolated from the outside world, these members of the species Formica polyctena have created an ant society unlike anything we’ve seen before. The Soviets built the bunker during the Cold War to store nuclear weapons, sinking it below ground and planting trees on …

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Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis?

Oct 2, 2016

Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis? Bacterial defences of fungus-farming ants could help in medical battle against superbugs Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species – including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon – use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi and microbes. Chemicals excreted by the bacteria as part of this fight have been shown to have particularly powerful antibiotic effects and researchers are now preparing to test them in animals to determine their potential as medicines for humans. Doctors say new antibiotics are urgently needed as …

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how to kill NZ ants

Sep 27, 2016

Pest Ants NZ, how to be an ant killer Native are species in New Zealand  are marvelous creatures. Most however are not pests that invade homes and businesses. These annoying pest ants are mostly imported pests that we didn’t want. They’re organized, brave, strategic – and you may have heard about how certain ants NZ can lift up to 50 times their body weight. But here’s where thick streams of ants NZ aren’t so marvelous: In your home,  ant nests indoor and outdoors! Ants NZ are among the most-common household pests in the world, parading through the kitchens, bathrooms and living …

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ant spray devonport wasp extermination newmarket

Sep 26, 2016

Finding new species may call to mind images of scientists tracking mysterious footprints in the mud or cutting paths through the dense jungle. But sometimes, a discovery is as easy as getting a frog to open its mouth and say, “Ah.” Such is the case for Lenomyrmex hoelldobleri, a new tropical ant species found in the belly of a diablito, or little devil frog (Oophaga sylvatica), in Ecuador. The diablito, a kind of bright orange poison frog, is known for its love of ants, says Christian Rabeling, a myrmecologist at the University of Rochester, New York. The new ant species …

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how to get rid of ants

Jun 9, 2016

How an expert  ant KILLER in NZ? “Ants can be extremely persistent creatures depending on the species of ant, seemingly coming from nowhere and can be difficult to entirely get rid of,” says Kelly Garvin of  Dublin, Ohio. Fortunately, DIY and professional pest removal options are available. REASONS FOR ANT INFESTATION Ants typically invade your home establishing ants nests  for one reason: food. Most feed on sugary or greasy items. Sugar ants – also called odorous house ants – are one of the most common with  lots of worker ants invaders  the first pests to show up in the spring. …

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