Now spring is in full boom many of us have been tempted into the garden to weed and prune neglected winter plants. The garden is thriving with helpful wildlife like ladybirds, bees and worms but insects like ants, aphids, slugs and snails are rarely a delight for a keen gardener. But before you reach for [...]
If you’ve ever suffered an ant invasion it’s most likely that ants have found a food source. When an ant finds something tasty in your home, such as that bag of sugar that split over the counter, it will lay a pheromone (scent) trail back to the nest. This allows the fellow worker ants to [...]
A closer look into the relationship of ants and other insects: Ants are known to keep cattle, such as aphids and caterpillars, which in exchange for protection produce honeydew, a sugary liquid.