February 21 2017 0Comment

Spring is in the air – Be on the watch for Carpenter Ants!

Well, it’s almost spring! You know what that means…  Warmer weather is on its way,  flowers are in the start of their bloom, and the grass is on its way to that “golf green”! Well, we aren’t the only ones excited for the turn of the season… Carpenter ants are ready for spring too!

During the winter months, carpenter ants are usually dormant. Because their body temperatures change to match the environment, they cannot function in the colder climate, so they go into hibernation. With that said, once the warmer weather starts to prevail, these little pesky insects will as well!

In order to ensure you and your home are safe from a carpenter ant invasion, be sure to follow these tips:

  • Correct moisture problems, roof leaks, and plumbing leaks.
  • Cut back tree limbs or branches that could serve as a bridge to your structure.
  • Seal cracks and openings around the foundation, especially where utility pipes and wires enter from the outside.
  • Stack firewood away from the house, elevated off the ground if possible. Carpenter Ants love to nest in firewood.

If you think you may have a carpenter ant problem, be sure to give us a call as soon as possible! These pesky pests are certainly not a pest you want to wait on as they can do quite a bit of damage in very little time.