Exterminators in Kansas City, Milberger Pest Control, can help with the prevention of ants in the springtime. Think it’s too cold for ants? Think again. If you want to make sure your home is pest-free, the time to start acting is right now. As spring season approaches, it’s time to visit the best ant prevention techniques.
Ants are notorious for appearing as a result of food exposure. It’s more important than ever to in the spring to keep food in seal-tight containers and keep countertops clean. On a similar note, take your trash out regularly and keep the trash 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 that surround pipes or faucets that provide access to the wall voids or outdoors, door frames, flooring cracks, sinks, or any other area that ants could easily access.
There are simple pest prevention measures that apply to all pests, including carpenter ants. Sealing cracks and crevices, keeping your home/office free of food remnants and crumbs, clearing clutter and keeping logs and branches off your home are all ways to prevent pests. Luckily, there are simple, effortless and effective ways to control ants around your home or office.
As always, proper identification is the first step in pest prevention. The black carpenter ant is what we will most likely be found in the Midwest. Known as “worker ants” these little guys are black, wingless and small. Carpenter ants vary considerably between species. Exterminators at Milberger Pest Control inspect for carpenter ants at night, when they are most active. The exterminators will do a thorough inspection in and around your home or business – from the ground level to roof peak. They can locate the colony/nest, locate the satellite colonies/nests, and drill and treat the entire colony.
Each year, in Kansas City, carpenter ants 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. Spring prevention of ants can avoid this problem next year.
When spring is in full force, tiny ants across the country are building their ant farms and reproducing by the millions. A few ants here and there aren’t a problem, but when ants make their way from your front walkway and into your home, you’ll need to do something about it – calling exterminators Milberger Pest Control is the first step.
For information about spring prevention of ants with exterminator service Milberger Pest Control, call (816) 761-1313 in Missouri and (913) 384-6760 in Kansas.