Blog: Your friendly neighbourhood ants

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Ants aren’t your enemy or at least not in gardens and forests. They are tiny rototillers, tunneling ants turn over as much soil as earthworms do, aerating the soil and redistributing nutrients. Ants also play a major role in recycling as they are scavengers, collecting dead insects and turning them into fertilizer for your soil. Although ants are tiny creatures, they also play a large role in keeping the forests ecosystem diverse. Ants are particularly good at spreading seeds as they are known to disperse over 3,000 plants species in our forests. Ants perform a variety of services important to global landscapes as they turn over soil and bring in fertilizer. Ants are vital as they place seeds underground. Some plants and animals rely on ants unknowingly for their own survival as they bury seeds to germinate, or carry eggs into their nests, away from predators - this relationship is known as myrmecochory.   

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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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