Ants and Cold Weather

Pest Control Services Woodstock GAGiven the recent cold weather in the Atlanta area, you may be wondering “Where do ants go when the weather gets cold?” The answer is, inside. If you have ant colonies living outside your home, as the weather changes and food becomes scarce, ants will relocate inside your home. Regularly scheduled consistent professional pest control treatment is the best answer to keep your home ant-free during winter months.

Certain ants hibernate in extreme weather, others relocate to a warmer place – like your home. In North Georgia areas like Woodstock, Acworth, or Kennesaw, ants will likely come inside to stay warm and be near a food and water source. If you have untreated colonies living in your yard, it is a short trip through cracks or holes to their new home, yours.

Once an infestation has started, you may need professional pest control help. Our professionally trained pest control professionals will help solve any pest problems you may have. When you see the telltale signs of a trail of ants marching across your floor, wall or table, call for help. Often times for internal ant infestations a trap may be used. This sometimes makes people confused because there will be a swarming of ants to the trap. It will appear that the infestation is worse. But, in fact the ants will swarm, collect the poison in the bait trap and return it to the queen and colony. As the remaining ants eats the bait, they will die. Over time less ants will return to the bait until there are none.

Ants are just one of the pests that may relocate to your home during the cold winter months. Have a professional pest control technician review your home and property for current or potential problems.

At Protect All Pest Control, we pride ourselves on evaluating all of your pest control needs not just treating for current problems.  Contact us by phone 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.


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