Marching ants

first_imgThe homelandNative to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, the ant was first described in New Orleans around 1891, most likely from a coffee shipment via the port of New Orleans. As of 2001, the ant was found in 21 different states and on every continent except Antarctica. In the U.S., it is found mostly in the Southeast and Southwest, as well as Hawaii, with that number most likely on the rise. Not just a pest in urban areas, it’s also a pest of agricultural crops by tending to and defending plant-feeding insects, such as aphids and whiteflies, which destroy plant materials when feeding.Keep’em outArgentine ants, like most other pest ants, come indoors in search of food, water or shelter. With the worker ants being less than a quarter of an inch long, a gap or crack the size of a pinhead is an open invitation for them to come inside. One of the first things to do in order to keep these pesky creatures from invading is to search for entry points. Search areas around windows and doors for cracks, crevices or gaps that could provide access into the home. Use caulking, weather-stripping or other physical control barriers to keep the ants outside. (Sealing cracks, crevices and gaps around doors and windows will not only keep the insects from entering, but will also keep hot or cold air from escaping your home, potentially leading to savings on monthly utility bills.)Another way to control them is with the use of chemicals. The use of slow-acting gel baits is optimal in controlling Argentine ants inside a home and can be purchased at local home improvement stores. Remove other foodsActive ingredients such as imidacloprid, fipronil, thiamethoxam and borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) are all acceptable. These ingredients work slowly enough to allow the ants to transfer the insecticide to other nest mates before dying, allowing the newly contaminated ants to transfer the poison to other ants until the problem is solved.In order for these baits to be efficient, all other food and water sources must be eliminated. The ants need to feed solely on the insecticide, which is usually sweetened with sugars, in order for control to occur. If other food or water sources remain, the ants may pass up the insecticide for the other available sources. In the event that the ants do not feed on the gel bait when other resources have been removed, either a different brand of bait or active ingredient should be used. If you can’t see visible entry points for the ants and the insecticides from local home improvement stores are not helping, a professional opinion may be needed. Contact your local pest control operator for a consultation and a thorough inspection of your property. After assessing the situation, the operator will be able to use chemicals restricted only to professionals to help mitigate your ant problem, inside or outside of the home. Regardless of the season, ants can become pests in any structure. The Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), or sugar ant, frequently invades homes in Georgia. The small brown ant, one-eighth of an inch to three-sixteenths of an inch long, will make its way inside after significant periods of rain, drought, heat or cold.last_img read more

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Arsenal fans send transfer plea to David Alaba after Lucas Hernandez joins Bayern Munich

first_imgArsenal fans send transfer plea to David Alaba after Lucas Hernandez joins Bayern Munich Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySo when the German giants wrapped up a deal for Atletico Madrid left-back Hernandez on Wednesday, Gooners immediately began dreaming about the prospect of Alaba arriving in north London.Hernandez has long been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena and Bayern finally got their man for a club-record fee of €80million (£68m).The France World Cup-winner has signed a five-year contract with Niko Kovac’s side and will join up with his new team-mates ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Arsenal fans are urging the club to make a move for David Alaba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans are collectively calling for David Alaba to join them this summer after Bayern Munich completed a club-record deal for Lucas Hernandez.Last week, Alaba admitted that he’s open to the idea of leaving Bayern and, in the candid interview, the 26-year-old left-back once again raised the fact that he’s a lifelong Arsenal.‘I was [an Arsenal fan as a child]. When you’ve been an Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way,’ he said.The Austrian, who has won a Champions League and seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern, has also made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League one day.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 80 million for Hernandez !? Mmhmm Bayern 😂😂??That means Alaba to Arsenal is basically done— Mr Peanutbutter (@DatGuySheeks) March 27, 2019 PLAY by Metro Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Comment Read More Coming Next Top articles Read More Full Screen struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Read More Lucas Hernandez joins Bayern for a club-record fee of €80m (Picture: Getty)Hernandez, though, is not necessarily a straight replacement for Alaba as Bayern as both players are capable of playing in a number of positions.Alaba has played across the back four and is also comfortable in central midfield, while Hernandez has experience at centre-half as well as at left-back.However, this didn’t stop Arsenal supporters getting excited… Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Mar 2019 5:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Skip Video Settings SPONSORED Read More Advertisement Skip Ad 1/1 1 min. story / Read More MORE: Former Liverpool ace names the world’s best two goalkeepersShould Arsenal make a move for David Alaba?Yes!0%Nah, will never happen0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results About Connatix V67539 Advertisementlast_img read more

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WhichCraft in downtown Vancouver has brews creativity on tap

first_imgDowntown Vancouver’s growing bar scene quietly welcomed another newcomer a few weeks ago: WhichCraft, a business that aims to create a novel bar concept that highlights arts and craft projects as much as craft beer.Owner Morgan Press describes the bar at 605 Main St. as a social space for individuals and groups of friends — age 21 and up — to tap into their artistic side and build meaningful creations.Craft barThe bar features open floor space in the center with six-seat tables lining the wall opposite a small bar counter. At first glance it looks a lot like any other bar, albeit with slightly more industrial floors and larger tables.But as visitors make their way farther back, they’ll find a shelf stacked floor-to-ceiling with arts and craft supplies and tools. That’s where most guests will start out: picking a craft for the evening and gathering the necessary supplies at their table.The bar offers a selection of 10 craft projects for customers including candles, concrete coasters, small planter pots, nail-and-string art and terrariums – with materials and tools supplied, and staff guidance available.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Yo @AB84 …Hit my line.— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) February 12, 2019The timing of Peterson’s very brief recruitment letter message came 20 minutes after Brown posted a video montage of himself playing for the Steelers along with a thank-you to fans:Related LinksMichael Bidwill: Cardinals will continue leaning over their ski tipsThe Kliff Kingsbury-loves-Kyler Murray narrative growsPair of ESPN writers feel ‘perfect fit’ for Kyler Murray is with CardinalsPatrick Peterson’s apology confirms he cares as much as we doCardinals CB Peterson excited to get back to press coverage“Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years…time to move on and forward……..✌🏼 #NewDemands”With that, Brown formally requested a trade from the Steelers on Tuesday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.This comes after the 30-year-old left the Steelers on bad terms to end last season.Brown caught 104 balls for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns, the latter of which led the NFL in 2018. He would certainly be a boon on the field for the Cardinals, who will have veteran Larry Fitzgerald and second-year pro Christian Kirk leading a receiving corps that struggled in 2018.Brown will be paid a bonus of $2.5 million if he remains on Pittsburgh’s roster on March 17, and that amount would be a cap hit for the Steelers if they don’t move him before then, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Less than four months ago, Patrick Peterson was putting out the fire.His trade demands led to meetings with his Arizona Cardinals bosses and ultimately a rescinding of those demands.Peterson’s apology to Arizona fans just two weeks ago while golfing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am was a sign he is serious about remaining in Arizona. He also expressed excitement about playing under new Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 53 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Want more?Peterson on Tuesday went to Twitter to, perhaps, improve his current franchise. He requested a phone conversation with disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs after a catch with Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) in pursuit during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 25-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The receiver is owed $12.6 million next season, $11.3 million in 2020 and $12.5 million in 2021. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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