As the weather starts to warm up in the spring, ants begin to wake from hibernation and become more active, and they’ve got one thing on their minds: food. So follow our tips to prepare for ant season and keep these pesky critters from coming into your home.
It is important to know differences between some of the common ants you may encounter. A basic recognition of their differing appearances can be incredibly helpful. * Odorous house ants, are one of the major sugar-seeking culprits, and tend to be one of the first pests to show up in the spring. These ants are tiny, measuring about an eighth of an inch or smaller, and are dark brown to black in color. * Pavement ants, on the other hand, are brownish-black in color and measure about one tenth of an inch. They are known for setting up their colonies near driveways and patios, sending unwelcome ant search parties into your home seeking food. * Carpenter ants are aptly-named after their wood-eating habit, and are usually reddish-black in color and measure about 5/8 inches long. They tend to seek out protein rather than sugar, eating through wood to create nesting locations for their colonies.
Although ant species can vary, the common link between them is their drive for food. This is their prime reason for invading homes, and why they are most often found in or around kitchens.
If you’ve already began to see ants around your property, you’ll want to start by locating the source of where they’re coming from.
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