Typically, you see ants in your house during warmer months. But, did you know you might also see them in the winter? Can you blame them? It’s cold outside! They don’t want to be out in the cold any more than you do. When the temperatures drop, they might just invite themselves into your house to attempt to stay alive over the winter months. If you spot an ant inside during this time of year, call in the pros. When you need pest control in Odenton, or elsewhere in Anne Arundel County, reach out to Raven Termite and Pest Control today!

The Dormant Winter Months

Most ants are dormant over the winter months so if you see a few, they are the rare breeds that are still foraging. But even seeing signs of ants in the winter isn’t a good thing because it means, come spring, they will be out (and in your house) in full force. Additionally, it is possible that ants are nesting in your home. Whenever you see signs of ants during the winter months, a professional pest control company can help.

Keep Ants At Bay

You will want to watch for ants in hiding places, like around the windows, floor slabs, and near appliances. They aren’t going to hang out in the open. To keep ants away, make sure to wipe counters and clean up crumbs and spills. Plus, if you leave pet food out, that’s a wonderful feast for an ant. Food can also get caught between cracks among appliances and ants can survive on the tiniest of crumbs. One of the best things to do to avoid attracting ants is to keep things as clean as possible and seal any openings to the outside.

Pest Control to Eliminate Ants

Once ants invade, you will have to rid your home of them. The professionals at Raven Termite and Pest  Control in Odenton can take a look at the problem and give you recommendations as well as important practices to prevent the problem from occurring again in the future. Reach out to Raven Termite and Pest Control for a free estimate at the first sign of ants in your home this winter.