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Integrated Pest Management for Ants in Schools

Ant species are often beneficial in landscape settings. They aerate the soil, distribute seeds and play an important role in recycling organic matter. But the same ant species obtain pest status when found indoors. When finding ants in school buildings, it's critical that you identify the ants correctly before implementing any control or management tactic. The life histories of species differ significantly, and what may be a sound control action for one may make the situation worse for another.

PNW 761    Published January 2022    10 pages


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