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How to Manage Pests

Key to Identifying Common Household Ants


Acknowledgments

Interactive Web Developer

Cheryl A. Reynolds, Statewide IPM Program, University of California Davis

Technical Editor

Mary Louise Flint, Statewide IPM Program, University of California, Davis

Major contributors

Michael K. Rust, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Philip S. Ward,
Department of Entomology, UC Davis
Richard L. Coviello, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County
John H. Klotz, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside

Photography

Jack Kelly Clark, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication Services, University of California, Davis
Other photographers as noted in the tutorial

Illustrations

Drawings in the key adapted from Smith, M.R. 1965. House Infesting Ants of the Eastern United States: Their Recognition, Biology, and Economic Importance. USDA ARS Tech. Bull. No. 1326.
Management and biology drawings, Chris O’Connor
Argentine ant life cycle, Valerie Winemiller
Red imported fire ant mound, courtesy of Orange County Fire Ant Authority
Termite and ant ID, adapted from UC ANR Leaflet 2532, Termites and Other Wood-Infesting Insects

Funding support

This project was supported by the following groups:

  • University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Urban Horticulture Workgroup
  • University of California Center for Pest Management Research and Extension
  • University of California Statewide IPM Program

Advisory Committee

Julie Ward Carter, UC Cooperative Extension, Marin County
Richard L. Coviello, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County
Pamela Geisel, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County
Gary W. Hickman, UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County
Vincent F. Lazaneo, UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County
Judy M. McClure, UC Cooperative Extension, Sacramento County
Ed J. Perry, UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County
Bethallyn Black-Rogers, UC Cooperative Extension, Contra Costa County
Michael K. Rust, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside

Special thanks

The following persons generously provided information, offered suggestions, reviewed drafts, or otherwise helped in preparing this tutorial:
Steve Dreistadt
Les Greenberg
Laurel D. Hansen
John Kabashima
Steve Lock
Barbara Ohlendorf


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