Ants On the Move in Late Summer…

ant controlBelieve it or not ants are seasonally starting their preparation for the fall and winter months right now. Their instincts to collect and hoard food for the fall and winter months may be problematic for homeowners. You may have noticed an increase of ants making their way into your home to retrieve any crumbs and food sources they can find. 

In the event of an infestation, removing an ant problem is best left to pest control professional. However, there are preventative measures to insure Ants can make there way into your house through any number of small crevasses. It’s also common to find them in and around drains and pipes. Once you have located entry points, use caulk to seal them off or line suspected entryways with deterrent substances.

Ant Control Tips:If you see one ant, there is likely a colony somewhere nearby. Ant colonies have “scouts” who are sent out to find food sources. If the scout finds something he likes, he will inform the others and soon your half eaten apple will be a feasting location for hundreds of pesky critters.

1. Use your vacuum. Vacuum up some talcum powder and then move on to the ants. This ensures that you are not giving them a new home inside the vacuum cleaner.

2. There are plenty of tactics out there that kill ants, such as pouring boiling water directly over a nest, deep reach fumigators, cornmeal and water, and an assortment of others. For any pest, the best thing you can do is prevent the problem first. So, keep your environment clean to lesson your risk of their entry.

3. If you do run into a serious ant problem, contact Aerex Pest Control, your one-stop-destination for all of your pest control needs.

Proudly serving the greater Chicagoland area in Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, the professional exterminators at Aerex Pest Control understand the habits of different types of pests and use that knowledge when developing a pest control program that is best suited to your home and your particular problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators. Call today for your free consultation 847-255-8888 or click here for a free quick quote.

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