Thursday, April 20, 2017
Spring is officially here and with it comes one of the most persistent warm-weather pests—ants. As temperatures rise, Rose Pest Solutions warns that America’s number one nuisance pest will invade homes across the Great Lakes Region in search of food. While most species present problems in people’s pantries and kitchens, some species can deliver painful bites while others inflict property damage. According to a survey from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), more than half of consumers list ants as their top pest concern.
As most homeowners know, ants are especially drawn to the kitchen and their sheer numbers can be daunting. Ants are most likely to invade homes in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana this time of year, but eliminating food sources can help keep them at bay.
Of all the U.S. ant species, carpenter ants pose the most risks for homeowners. Carpenter ants excavate wood in order to build their nests, which can compromise a home’s structural soundness.
Although ants can be difficult to control once they have entered a home, the following preventative measures can play a major role in helping to avoid infestations:
With more than 700 species of ants in the U.S., many of which create huge colonies, prevention is the key to an ant-free home.
For more information on ants, please visit www.rosepestsolutions.com.
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