Where do ants go when the weather gets cold? Inside. If you have ant colonies living outside your home, as the weather changes and food becomes scarce, ants will relocate inside. Consistent treatment is the best answer to keep you home ant-free during winter months. If you do get an infestation, call us to claim back your home. Then, you can enjoy your winter, worry and bug free.
Certain ants will hibernate in extreme weather areas, other relocate to a warmer place; like your home. In Middle Tennessee, like Murfreesboro and Nashville, ants will likely come inside to stay warm and be near a food and water source. If you have untreated colonies living in your yard, it is a short trip through cracks or holes to their new homes.
They are ways to help reduce the probability of an infestations. First, seal up cracks or holes in your foundation and home. There are many critters that can enter your home to escape the cold weather through holes, cracks and openings. Second, have consistent treatment on your property. That does not mean that you have pest control chemicals in your home or even on our yard every month. It means having consistent inspection for pests, conservative amounts of pest control chemicals (or our eco-friendly products) and knowledgeable technicians looking out for your best interest. And, third, keep your home tidy. Always wipe counters, tables and food service areas down. Do not leave food out. tale trash out regularly.
Once an infestation has started, you may need professional pest control help. Our skilled technicians can and will help solve any pest problems you may have. When you see the tell tale signs of a trail of ants marching across your floor, wall or table, call for help. Often times for internal ant infestations a trap may be used. This sometimes makes people confused because there will be a swarming of ants to the trap. It will appear that the infestation is worse. But, in fact the ants will swarm, collect the poison in the bait trap and return it to the queen and colony. As the remaining ants eats the bait, they will die. slowly less ants will return to the bait until there are none.
Ants are just one of the pests that may relocate to your home during the cold winter months. Fix or repair entrance pints for pests. Have a professional pest control technician review your home and property for current problems. Keep your home free of food and trash debris. And, call a professional company like Absolute Pest Control at the first sign of a problem.
At Absolute Pest Control, we pride ourselves on taking the very best care of our customers. We provide the best pest control in the business. Please check out our affordable bi-monthly service agreement that has you covered on all bases, not just ants!