WHEN WILL ANTS START RETURNING TO LAWNS?
In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the cold weather is starting to pass. The warm spring air will bring people outdoors to spend their time enjoying their yards. And the ants will start marching once again along sidewalks, driveways, lawns, and perhaps even inside your house. The most common summer ants will include pavement ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants.
Outdoors these pests can be annoying and wreck lawns with their mounds and hills. Indoors? Well, they will find all kinds of tasty treats and crumbs if they can. They will find and eat sweets, meats, and other foods that they can bring back to their colony. They will even leave scented trails so that all of their ant buddies will know where there is a good food supply. This can be a huge problem because ants do not belong indoors.
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What are Pavement Ants?
Pavement ants are capable of biting. They make their nests in, under, or around sidewalks, driveways, decks, and brick walls. They can invade in large numbers and make your yard look untidy, as well as crawl all over the place making it hard to lounge around on your patio or lawn.
What are Odorous House Ants?
Odorous house ants are the ones that leave a terrible scent that smells like rotten coconut when they are stepped on or crushed. They will go indoors to find food and moisture and tend to invade kitchens and bathrooms.
What are Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are not just annoying, but dangerous to the wood inside homes. In their quest for food or nesting areas, they burrow through wood causing costly damage to furniture, walls, floors, and support beams. These ants can cause costly damage to a home and should be prevented.
How About DIY Ant Control, Does That Work?
You would think it wouldn’t take much to get rid of an ant infestation. The truth is, they are very difficult to control. Anyone interested in DIY ant control will need to acquire a lot of information about the different types of ants and their behaviors in order to have any success. Each ant species requires a different kind of control, and there are hundreds of ant species. Not only that, but ant infestations can happen rather quickly without warning.
In order to get rid of an ant infestation, it is necessary to eliminate all of the ants including the ones deep within the colony, sub-colonies, and all of the queens. A professional pest control service, like Viking Pest Control, will be able to identify, locate, and treat ants effectively for you. You won’t have to worry about messy or dangerous applications, and you will be guaranteed results.
In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Eastern Shore of Maryland, a partnership with Viking Pest Control ensures certified QualityPro-certified technicians will provide efficient and effective ant control services in and around your home. We offer a complete year-round pest control that will make your home free from ants and the troubles that they can cause. Call us today to find out more about obtaining an ant-free home!