Seeing more ants in the warm weather? We’re here to help.
In this article we’ll discuss why ants seem to thrive in warm weather, how you can deter them and when to contact Sun Dry for professional assistance.
Why Do Ants Like Warmer Weather?
If you think the warmer weather has resulted in an influx of ants around your home, you aren’t going crazy. Ants see the warmer weather as a sign to come out of their winter hibernation and build nests ready for repopulating their colonies.
So, even if it isn’t necessarily the height of summer, or the weather might be a little more volatile than usual, you may see ants more frequently than you normally would.
How Can You Deter Ants?
While it’s almost impossible to eradicate an ant infestation completely without professional assistance, there are certain steps you can take to deter them from your home. Such measures include:
Storing Food Correctly
Ants love food, so when it’s not stored properly or left out for long periods of time, you are likely to attract them. And once they’re in, they can be difficult to get rid of.
Keep Surfaces Clean
Tempted to leave cleaning up the kitchen for another day? You may want to think again. Wiping over countertops and other surfaces regularly will discourage ants from playing in the sticky, lingering substances cooking can leave behind.
Seal Nooks & Crannies
Ants can get through almost any opening, so if you’ve been avoiding sealing those cracks, now’s the time to get it done.
Locate Nests & Trails
If you’re trying to prevent an infestation or eradicate one, you’ll want to start at the source and find nests or trails to prevent them coming back.
Use Essential Oils & Scented Plants
You may not know it but ants actually hate essential oils and scented plants. In particular they tend to steer clear of stronger fragrances like lavender, peppermint and thyme. If you can find a way to incorporate these into your home, either by using fresh, scented plants or essential oils in diffusers, you may deter them.
When to Contact Sun Dry for Professional Assistance
When it comes down to it, if you want to be certain you’ve eradicated ants, you need a pest control expert
At Sun Dry, we’ve been working in the pest control industry in Brisbane for decades. Our team members are professional, highly trained and will complete your work as efficiently as possible.
Have a problem with ants? The team at Sun Dry can help. Get in touch with our experts today for an obligation-free quote.