Calls for exterminator service to get rid of ants are already pouring in as they do every spring. All across the Kansas City area, ants are building their nests and reproducing by the millions. A few ants here and there aren’t a problem, but when ants make their way from the patio, through the garage, and into your home, it’s time to call for exterminator service from Milberger Pest Control.
Black Carpenter Ants
The black carpenter ant is most commonly found inside homes in the Midwest. Known as “worker ants” these little guys are black, wingless and small. Carpenter ants vary considerably between species.
Carpenter ants in the Kansas City area become active in early spring (March-April) and remain so through early fall (October-September). Most carpenter ant colonies become dormant during winter, but indoor nests may have some continued activity.
Ant Prevention Measures
There are simple pest prevention measures that apply to all pests, including carpenter ants. Keeping your home or office free of food remnants and crumbs and sealing access points are important steps to both preventing and eliminating ants.
Ants are notorious for appearing wherever food is stored, prepared, and consumed. It is crucial to keep food in air-tight containers and keep countertops spotless. Likewise, take your trash out frequently and keep garbage cans tightly sealed. If you have an indoor recycling bin, rinse out cans, bottles, and jugs before recycling.
In addition to sanitation, it’s important to find and seal any entry points. Weather seal doors and gaps around windows, and caulk around escutcheon plates and flanges surrounding pipes and faucets that provide access to the wall voids or outdoors. Door frames, flooring cracks, sinks, or any other area that ants could easily access should be sealed with caulk as well.
Exterminator Service From Milberger Pest Control
Your exterminator from Milberger Pest Control will inspect for carpenter ants at night, when they are most active. They will do a thorough inspection in and around your home or business – from the ground level to roof peak. They will locate the colony/nest as well as any satellite colonies/nests, and then drill and treat the entire colony.
Milberger Pest Control has been providing exterminator service in the Kansas City area since 1936. Our highly trained exterminator professionals have a consistent, proven approach to addressing your unique pest problems. For a free quote, click here or call us at (816) 761-1313 in MO, or (913) 384-6760 in KS.