When And Why Ants Will Return To Midwestern States In 2019

3/21/2019


large black ant crawling along kansas property

Spring and ants go hand-in-hand as temperatures start to rise, causing ants and humans alike to become more active. Usually, around March or April, ants start looking for food, water, and a place to nest after overwintering. While you are involved in picnics, barbecues, hikes, and trips you will see ants in the midwestern states making their appearance.

Don't ignore these ant sightings because, where there are one or two ants, there are plenty more back at their nest. Like many other insect pests, ants can reproduce and grow their numbers rapidly. Eventually, they become a problem by coming into your home and yard in larger numbers.  

To cut down on the number of ants that invade your home and yard, you will need to:

  • Seal off entry points in the foundation and exterior walls of your home.

  • Replace or repair missing or broken screens and vents.

  • Fill in gaps around window and door frames.

  • Clear out clogged rain gutters.

  • Trim bushes and trees away from your home.

  • Keep debris and grass away from exterior walls.

  • Limit moisture in and around your home.

  • Store foods in sturdy, air-tight containers.

  • Vacuum and sweep floors regularly.

  • Clean up food and drink spills right away.

  • Wipe counters after each use.

  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time.

  • Take out the trash daily, and keep garbage cans covered with tight-fitting lids.

The number one way to get rid of ant problems and prevent them in the future is by getting in touch with a professional pest service. DIY methods tend to fail because ants come in different varieties, and they each have different habits and need a specific type of control.

In Kansas and Missouri, you can count on the highly-trained technicians of Schendel Pest Services for complete control and prevention of all types of ants. We will remove visible ants, and track down the ones that are well-hidden in their nest. We will even find those that have hidden in the deepest recesses of your home. Your home and yard will be ant free so you can enjoy both throughout ant season. Call us at Schendel Pest Service beforehand, or as soon as possible when ants become a problem.




 

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