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Problems Summer Ant Infestations Bring To Lexington Homes

May 14, 2019


a colony of carpentr ants chewing wholes through a wooden structure insde of a lexington home

While you are enjoying the lazy days of summer in your Lexington home, some pests may be busy wreaking havoc behind the scenes. Ants are known to become very active once summer hits, and can become a nuisance - disrupting your enjoyable summer. While we don’t normally think of ants as a major problem, they can pose hazards when they invade your home. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring ants as a threat!

Why ants become active again in summer

The ant's natural life cycle and reproductive season coincide with the warm summer months. As the temperatures rise, ants that were dormant through the winter awaken and begin foraging for food. They become active, preparing the colony for mating season. Food sources for ants are plentiful in the summer, both outside and inside your home. During the warm months, ants will seek shelter inside your home to get away from the heat and to be near a water source.

Problems ants pose to Lexington homes they invade

Depending on the type of ant that has invaded your home, you could be dealing with nothing more than a mildly annoying nuisance, or a huge problem that can damage the structural integrity of your home. Odorous house ants, pavement ants, and other small ants can contaminate your food and spread bacteria in your home. They can attract other pests like flies and spiders, who eat them. While they might not seem too troublesome, squashing them on the counter is not effective, and you may want to consider professional pest control. If you discover you have an infestation of carpenter ants, you need to take them seriously. Carpenter ants tunnel through the wood in your home, including in framing and support beams. You want to get rid of them as soon as possible to halt the damage they cause.

Why call Action Pest Control for ants

At Action Pest Control, we have four year-round pest control plans that can protect your Lexington home from all types of ants. Our technicians will inspect your home and help you choose the most effective and convenient pest management solution and share tips with you for how to get rid of ants. To protect your home from ants this summer, or to rid your home of a current infestation, contact Action Pest Control today!




 

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