“If I’m having a picnic outside, I expect to see an ant or two. It comes with the territory,” Glenda said. “But when I am inside my house, the number of ants I expect to see is zero. Especially at this time of year! It makes me crazy. Where are these ants coming from? What are they doing in my house?”
We hate to break the news to you, but if you see ants inside your home at this time of year, they very likely are there because they’re eating your house. Carpenter ants often go dormant in the winter, but some winters are much colder than others. When we have milder temperatures and the interior temperature of your home is steadily warm, carpenter ants can shorten their dormancy period and happily keep on munching on the wooden parts of your home.
Are Carpenter Ants Dangerous: The Truth Revealed!
Carpenter ants and their buddies, the termites, can do a tremendous amount of damage. They eat, burrow through, and nest inside people’s homes. This can cause structural problems with your home, as well as creating an unsightly mess.
Because we’re a pest control company in Duxbury, people often ask us if carpenter ants and termites carry disease. At this time, to the best of current knowledge, that answer is no. However as we all know now due to the COVID-19 situation, new diseases develop all of the time. The best way to keep pests from transmitting disease within your home is to keep the pests out.
What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Ants in the House?
If you have ants in your house and you want them gone for good, get in touch with Duxbury pest control. When pest control professionals eliminate ants from the home, they do so by identifying and eliminating nesting sites as well as any ant population using family and pet safe products. Penetration points – where the ants are getting into the house from outside – are identified so that corrective measures can be taken. Ongoing pest control services ensure that ants, termites, and other pests stay gone!