Carpenter Ants

Have had a flood of calls on carpenter ants. Males and female reproductives seen leaving the nest. Found quite a few nests.

Invasive Pest Species

Was just reading up on invasive pest species in North America and thought this is informative link on European Fire Ants. There is another link also under ants.

Myrmica rubra.

New insect species are always coming in through travel of human belongings, plant material, natural ability to migrate to  new geographical location.

Climate change is allowing other non native creatures(which may include insects, plants and animals, viruses, bacteria, fungii) to be introduced into a climactic region  that they would not normally be naturally occurring and now thrive.

April Warmth

Wow is it ever warm!  Everything is out moving around. Lots of Carpenter Ant calls and dealing with a lot of odour issues in structures. Lots of Wildlife issues also.