Winter is coming… and so are they

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As South Africa transitions from the warmth of summer to the cooler days of winter, changes in weather can bring shifts in pest behaviour. While some pests may become less active, others like ants, may seek shelter indoors to escape the cold.

Here’s what to expect as the seasons change:

Ants Seeking Shelter:

As outdoor conditions become less favourable, ants may venture indoors in search of food and water. Common indoor species in South Africa include Carpenter, Pharaoh and Argentine ants. These pests can be particularly problematic in kitchens and pantries, where they are attracted to crumbs, spills, and stored food items.

Prevention and Control:

To prevent infestations as the season changes, it’s essential to take proactive measures to eliminate attractants and seal entry points. Keep indoor areas clean and free of food crumbs, spills, and standing water, and store food in airtight containers to deter ants. Seal cracks and openings around doors, windows, and utility penetrations to prevent pests from entering your home.

Professional Assistance:

If you’re dealing with an infestation in your home or business, seeking professional assistance from a licensed pest control company is recommended. Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) have the expertise and tools to effectively identify, treat, and prevent ant problems ensuring a pest-free environment year-round.

Are you ready for ants this winter?

If you want to be proactive this winter and stop these pests right in their track, click here to book your ants treatment or contact us directly.

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