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What Happens When an Ant Queen Dies

What happens when an ant queen dies

Ant colonies are biologically programmed to have strict roles for each member of their colony. With upwards of 100,000 in a single nest, that structure is vital to their survival. This complex system divides nests into three different roles, queen, breeders, workers. Queen ants are born typically when a colony is reaching max population and are born with wings as when they are mature, a queen will fly off to start their colony. After breeding, they shed their wings and…

How to Repel Mosquitoes With Plants

DIY Mosquito Solution - Blue Beetle Pest Control

According to the CDC, there are over 200 different species of mosquitoes in the United States. Twelve of those species will spread diseases such as Zika, Dengue, and West Nile Virus. Two of those twelve are known mosquitoes in Kansas City, the Yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). Mosquitoes primarily use smell to find their meal, and some people seem to be more attractive to mosquitoes. For the most part, it is unknown…