Are you glad winter’s over? Have you seen any ants inside your home or business lately? If so, are you still glad winter’s over? Now that it’s April, Arrow Exterminating wants you to know that the beginning of spring weather also means the beginning of ant season. If those April showers are bringing you May ants, you may have a difficult problem to get rid of. You need to know the extent of your ant problem and you need a plan to get rid of these insects and keep them away. Arrow Exterminating can help you battle your ant infestation.
Arrow Can Help You Take Care of Your Insect Problem
At Arrow Exterminating, we’ve been fighting insect infestations since 1947 and we can help you get rid of other pests too, from spiders to rodents, birds, raccoons and every other pest you may encounter. Arrow knows how to get rid of difficult pests. At Arrow, we sweat the details. We’ll do a thorough inspection of your property and we’re always accessible to our clients, so we’ll explain every step of the process. Arrow serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as the five boroughs of New York City. Let us tell you what you need to know about ants this spring.
Ants Become Active in Spring
Ants tend to stay dormant in the winter, but once spring arrives and they become more active. As weather gets warmer, they start to forage for food and will find their way into homes. When ants invade your home, others will follow.
“They will set up a trail — they lay down a pheromone, this invites the other workers into your home and the trail becomes very, very active,” University of Maryland College Park Professor of Entomology Mike Raupp told WTOP-TV.
Among the more common ants that can get inside your home are carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, pavement ants, and Argentine ants. Carpenter ants in particular can wreak havoc on your home or business. They’re often confused with termites because, like termites, they can damage wooden structures. Unlike termites, carpenter ants don’t eat wood, but they do mine their way through wooden structures creating the potential for damage. Argentine ants tend to thrive in moist places and can be found in crevices or in areas underneath boards. Pharaoh ants and pavement ants can also be found under boards and they have been known to transfer microbes into food from dirty areas.
There are many ways to combat an ant infestation. People often use bait and traps, or insecticides. Bait can allow ants to bring the treatment back to the the nest and kill the queen while pesticides will kill ants in a particular area, according to the University of Minnesota Extension. While some people initially try to use store bought remedies if they spot ants inside, if you’re still seeing evidence of ants you should contact a professional exterminator.
Let Arrow Take Care of Your Ant Infestation
If ants are invading your home or business this spring, you shouldn’t let the problem worsen as you head into even warmer weather. You need the pest control experts at Arrow Exterminating to help you come up with a plan. Arrow will help identify if you have a problem, what types of ants are involved, and then we’ll explain our plan to stop your infestation. To get started, contact Arrow today.