What Does It Mean When You Are Already Seeing Ants?◀ Back To Blog
March 14, 2017
Ants aren't just frustrating pests to deal with when they start appearing in your home, they are often an indication of conditions in and around your home that could make your home vulnerable to other pest invasions. Let's take a look at what it means when you find ants in your home, and explore why you're seeing ants this soon in the season.
What does it mean when you see ants?
It usually means you have holes in your defenses. This could be something minor, like damaged weatherstripping or a door sweep that doesn't make a good seal. But it could also be an indication of a bigger problem, like water damage and wood rot. This is especially true if you're seeing carpenter ants. These large ants prefer to attack homes that have wood rot. And they are more than happy to take a little damage and turn it into a lot of damage.
Seeing ants also usually means they have found a food source. If you're seeing a lot of ants inside your home, this is most likely the case. While you should definitely address this food source, it is also a good idea to check for external food sources that might have brought the ants in close to your home. Exterior trash cans, bird feeders, and vegetation are good sources of food for ants. When they come to feed on these, it is only a matter of time before they find their way into your home.
What does it mean when you are already seeing ants?
We had a mild winter. Not only did more ants survive the winter, but a mild winter also allows for an earlier ant season. That is why you're having issues with ants now. But it isn't likely to stop with this ant infestation. Those ants are an indication of things to come. And problems in March means you're going to have a lot more trouble with ants all spring, summer, and fall. So there is no time like the present to sign up for year-round pest control.
A good pest plan will protect your home from all kinds of invasive and damaging pests, including ants. Make this the year you get a quality of life upgrade that comes with equity protection for your home, and illness protection for your family.
At Thomas Pest Services, we offer a complete care plan that will control all those common pests you're putting up with right now, like yellow jackets, mice, millipedes, wasps, hornets, centipedes, crickets, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and more. Try life on the not-so-wild side, with ongoing pest services from Thomas Pest Services.