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Bugman Fagerlund, B.C.E.
is upon us, and with the warm weather, we will start seeing more
bugs both on campus and in our homes. A new pest that you may
see is the recently imported Argentine ant.
has very large colonies and multiple queens making it almost impossible
to eradicate once it gets a foothold in a home. The Argentine
ant is one of seventeen species of ants that infest homes in New
It is very
important you know which species you have if you are going to
successfully control it. Different types of ants take different
baits and a few species wont take any baits and require
the use of pesticides. If you have Argentine ants in your home
you will almost certainly need a pest management professional
to help control them. I can recommend someone who has had experience
with these ants in Albuquerque.
is necessary to control any pest, on campus or off. If you have
ants or some other pest in your home and you want to get it identified,
you can either mail them to me or bring them by my office and
I will be happy to assist you. If you mail any bugs, please put
them in alcohol and mail them to me at Box 1173, Corrales, NM,
ways to control most pests without using toxic pesticides. Some
of these methods are on my webpage, www.askthebugman.com,
and in my recently published book, Ask the Bugman,
(UNM Press), available in most bookstores or on amazon.com.
If you have
any questions about bugs in your home or on campus, call the Bugman
at 440-6384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.