Every year, fall and winter temperatures push pests indoors. You might not notice them at first, but insects and rodents are survivalists and will find a way to keep warm – inside your home! Infestations can be quite large or very subtle, but pests, like ants, are lurking right under your nose. Ants might be known to ruin a picnic or two over the summer, but these insects are still making their mark in the cold weather.
- Carpenter Ants: These pests begin their journeys outdoors, usually in dead or rotting wood. When colonies become overrun, or unsustainable, winged ants head for the great indoors. Once inside, carpenter ants ingrain themselves in the toughest to reach places around your property, chewing away at cellulose-based material. Instead of eating wooden materials and drywall, this species just chews it up. An infestation can be identified by small piles of sawdust-like material outside tiny entry points.
- Pavement Ants: Much like their cousins, the carpenter ant, pavement ants begin their lives outside, usually in grassy areas near concrete or stone structures. Preferring damp environments, pavement ants burrow under hard materials, dislodging the earth underneath. This can lead to uneven surfaces and even breakage over time. While they enjoy being outdoors, ants are not above creeping inside in search of their next meal.
While even the most common species of ants are very different, our Toodaloo technicians treat them all the same! These intruders might try to hide out behind walls or under flooring, but they are no match for modern imaging tools and injection rods. Once we have tracked ant populations down, they are treated directly for the most efficient result possible.