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Why Am I Getting Ants in the Winter?

Our question today is, why am I getting ants? In the winter, we usually see ants in the house if we’ve left food out during the warmer months, but we usually don’t see them invading during the winter. Rest assured, you’re not dealing with some cold resistant super ant.

You might actually have an ant colony living inside your walls. Most ant colonies are active during the warmer months and become dormant underground when the temperatures drop. But if a colony of ants like carpenter ants, have been established in your home’s walls, they can remain active throughout the year because most homes and structures are kept at comfortable temperatures. Conduct an inspection to find evidence of ant activity. You can look for entry points or ants themselves to confirm their activity.

You can follow trails of ants to find where they enter and exit the walls. A pro tip is not to smash any ants. You might end up causing the colony to bud, causing further trouble. Once you’ve confirmed you have an ant colony living in your walls, you can use a foaming insecticide and baits to get control fast.

If you have any pest control questions you need answers to or have any pest related problems you need help with, visit Expert Pest Control Melbourne, or give us a call at 0344222333 or email us at info@maxpestcontrolmelbourne.com.au and get help today.

Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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