When Do Ants Start To Become A Problem In Telford?
February 7, 2018
There are 2 ways to answer this question: There is an easy answer and a detailed answer. Most ants grow dormant in the winter and don't come back out until it warms up. So, one way to answer this question would be to give a date in spring when it is likely to warm back up. This could be as early as late March or early April. But there is more to this question than is immediately obvious. Let's take a look.
When do ants become a problem? Ants do not hibernate--that is to say, they don't grow dormant for a set time period. They simply slow down when it gets cold and speed back up when it gets warm. That means ants can become a problem anytime it is warm enough for them to speed back up. If ants have established themselves in a location that is warm, they can be a problem all year. Just ask anyone who lives in Florida. Ants don't have to take a break in the winter.
One of the worst ant pests is the carpenter ant. Not only are they destructive to the wood of a home, they can establish their nests in locations that stay warm. So they can be active all year long, just as if they were living in the Florida Keys. That can lead to ongoing destruction inside the walls of your home if you have these ants.
Most ant species live in the ground. You don't have to worry about those ants until it warms back up and all the snow melts. But some ants can find a way to establish their nests inside a home, even though they don't chew galleries inside wood. When this happens, you can have an ant problem arise any time throughout the winter.
Right now, it's still pretty cold. If you don't have any ants living in your home, you don't have anything to worry about till it warms back up. But now is a good time to consider starting pest control service for your Telford home so that common Pennsylvania ants, like carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants, don't find their way into your home this spring and summer.
Moyer Pest Control helps homes and businesses in Telford, and throughout Pennsylvania, keep ants and other pests out all year long. Give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced pest control professionals, or to learn about our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Pest control isn't just a quality of life upgrade, it is essential protection everyone should have.