Cold weather is usually the time when most pests die or hibernate for the winter and then return the next spring to be a nuisance for you and others. Pests such as ants are ones that will hibernate for the winter and will emerge from the ground again in high numbers next spring. If you are finding them in your home during the winter months, it most likely means they are hibernating in your home and have a nest there already and may have been present there for a while. If you have ants in your home in winter, you need to get rid of them immediately. Read on for helpful tips to help you take care of this issue.
Figure Out Where The Ants Are Located
You need to see where in your home the ants are actually nesting. If you have a crawl space, they are more than likely there. They prefer a cool and damp space, so if you have a crawl space that has a dirt floor, this is where you should start. If you have a basement and no crawl space, they could be coming in through the walls somehow, and you should look for any area where they may have gotten in and make the repair. Once you have found where you think they are located, you can begin getting rid of them.
Spray The Area Or Set Traps
Spray the area where you think the ants are nesting and soak the area with a pesticide spray that is made to kill ants. If you aren't keen on using spray in your home, you can set ant traps in the area where you think the ants are located. Ant traps can also be very effective, although you need to change them often to continue to lure these pests inside.
Keep An Eye Out
Keep an eye out for any further sign of these pests in your home. You may still have some, even after you have sprayed or set traps, as you may have somewhere where the ants are continuing to get inside. If you continue to have a problem with these pests, it's time to call in a professional pest control company to help you.
If you have ants in cold weather months, they may have been there all along, or they are making their way inside through your foundation, or up from the ground below. Either way, you need to get rid of them to prevent them from taking over your home. Call an ant control professional to have them get rid of these pests for you.