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Why Are Ants More Common in the Summer?

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by Knockout Pest

You’ve likely noticed that ants seem to be more present than usual these last few weeks. You’re not wrong! Much like bears, ants hibernate. They’ll eat large amounts of food in the fall and survive through the winter off of their stored fats. Come spring time, ants wake up hungry and ready to eat. 

If the weather is hot and dry, there is little to no rain and the vegetation is brown and dying, ants are going to be hungry and thirsty. They’ll make their way inside your kitchens and bathrooms in search of enough food and water to get them through the winter. Ants can eat almost anything, including the grease on your stove. If you spot an ant in your home, you can bet the others are not far behind. 

To prevent an infestation, do your best to clean up after meals. Use a chemical cleaner to wipe down the table and counter tops and do not let food sit. 

Do a clean sweep of your cabinets and dispose of any damaged or half opened packets. Try to keep food in airtight containers and be sure to also clean your garbage cans.

You can also put out ant traps that will permanently eliminate the problem by destroying their nest. 

Ants are small but mighty. You may think they aren’t capable of causing serious damage, but they are. Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out ants of all kinds from pavement ants to carpenter ants  and we keep them down for the count. 

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!

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