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The Bullet Ant

Megan Pinneo

Parponera Clavata

aka "Bullet Ant"

Thought you had an ant problem? Try living in the Amazonian Forest and having to deal with Bullet Ants. If your living in Nicaragua, Honduras, Paraguay or Costa Rica you know just what kind of ant I am talking about. The Bullet Ant is also known as the 24hour Ant which describes the lasting pain after a sting. A sting from the Bullet Ant can leave its victim weak, swollen and wiped out. In question to whether or not a Bullet Ant can kill a human is most likely only if the victim has an allergic reaction to the bite  or not.

Be Warned

The Bullet Ant will never attack unless provoked. They will first release a strong odor to serve as a warning before it will attack. While they are intimidating they will warn you first, don't say I didn't tell you so.

Tribe Rituals

Some native tribes use the Bullet Ants in initiation ceremonies for bringing young men into adulthood. The elders of the tribe first gather many of the ants and sedate them with a drug to make them drowsy long enough to place them into large woven mitts. Next, the young males must wear the mitts filled with the angry waking Bullet Ants for 10 minutes. They must endure the continuing pain of the bites for at least the next 24hours.  This ritual is done a total of 20 times in order to bring the young men into adulthood. Good thing we do not have Bullet ants here in the states!

Just Plain Ants

While you probably don't have a problem with angry Bullet Ants on your hands you may have a pesky plain ant problem taking over your kitchen, and if that is the case you need a Professional to help you with that. Call Black Knight Pest Control and ask about our Ant Control Service. We have a plan that will work for you!

 

 

 

Summer Pests

Megan Pinneo

Summer Pests and Prevention

With the sun and fun summer also brings pests. Pests can be a burden to your family picnic and can over run your home, IF you allow them to. There are things that you can do to help prevent them from taking over. I have put together a list of the 5 most common summer pests and ways to keep them at bay.

Mosquitoes

Mosquito
  • Eliminate standing water sources such as; pet water dishes, bird baths, fountains and any toys that may collect water - Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.

Ants

Ant
  • Eliminate food sources
  • Seal any crack in and around your home
  • Do not leave pet food out
  • Frequently take out trash

Fleas

Flea
  • Keep pets up to date on preventative flea medication
  • Give pets baths frequently
  • Vacuum often

Roaches

Roach
  • Keep a clean home
  • Check boxes and newspapers before bringing them into your home

Flies

Fly
  • Keep doors and windows closed or install a screen
  • Take out trash frequently
  • Seal any open food items

These all seem to be simple enough tasks to do but no matter what tactics you take to try to keep the summer pests at bay it doesn't always work. For the ones that just wont leave you and your home alone give Black Knight Pest Control a call. A Black Knight Professional can come to your home and answer any questions you may have, offer you a free quote and if you would like to start up service that day, he can do that for you too. Don't wait for the summer pest population to grow stop them in there tracks.

Tree Wraps for Rodent Control

Megan Pinneo

Custom Tree Wraps by Black Knight Pest

Rodent Season is here as some of you may already know and Black Knight has just the thing to help keep the Rats out of your attics and away from your home. In addition to Black Knight's many Pest Control Services, one more has been added to the on going list, Custom Tree Wraps for your home. The Trees Wraps can be a necessary component in Rodent Control.

What are Tree Wraps?

Black Knight's Custom Tree Wraps are made from an Aluminum Sheet, that will not rust and does not effect the natural growth of the tree itself.  

What do they do?

The Aluminum Tree Wrap is placed 5 feet up the trunk of the tree, the placement of the wrap on the tree will prevent a Rodent from climbing up to the branches and making its way onto the roof of the home. Many do not realize that one of the main ways Rodents get into your home is through your roof and then getting into the Attic.

Next time instead of just looking down for the little critter you may want to look UP!

Black Knight's Custom Tree Wraps on a Customers Home.

Black Knight's Custom Tree Wraps on a Customers Home.