Problems with ants in Durham? Call your Clegg’s Pest Control heroes!
When ants come knocking, they’re not leaving anytime soon. If you are currently experiencing an ant infestation, it is necessary to take action now. There are many different species of ants, and some are more dangerous to your home than others. For more information on ant species, refer to our common bugs page. To have an ant exterminator come to your house and make a recommendation on how to get rid of your ant infestation, call Clegg’s Pest Control today. We have over 50 years of experience dealing with the pesky ants around Durham and will surely be able to get them out of your home.
Where do ants go during the Winter?
Ants spend most of the winter hibernating in trees or underground. Many ant species’ body temperature is directly related to the outside temperature. Therefore, when it becomes cold outside, ants become slower, sluggish, and move much more inefficiently. For this reason, ants choose to spend the warmer parts of the year loading up on food and calories before finding a warm place to rest all winter. These patterns make your home vulnerable to an infestation during the summer, and all year around. If your home is kept warm and stocked with food during the winter, you are just as likely to see an ant during cold months as you are during the warm ones.
Do ants breathe?
Ants breathe, but not in the way that you may think. Since ants, or any insects for that matter, do not have lungs, they do not breathe like mammals do. Instead, ants have spiracles which are openings to their abdomen that allows a sufficient amount of oxygen to pass through their body. Ants rarely get out of breath from walking far distances or performing challenging tasks, instead their spiracles adapt to allow more oxygen to pass through when it is needed.
How do ants get in my house?
Ants are very tiny insects, and have the ability to slip between just about any crack or crevice entering your home. The best way to keep them out of your home is to minimize possible entry points. Places where outside wires enter the house are easy places for ants to make their way in. Not having proper insulation on doors and windows are also an entry point. Also, be sure to minimize the amount of shrubbery or trees that have points of contact with your house. A stray tree limb leaning against a window is like main street for ants entering your home. By eliminating these various points of entry, it makes it much hard for ants to invite themselves in.
Call Clegg’s to Have Ants Exterminated from Your Durham NC Home
For over 50 years, Clegg’s has called Durham, NC our home. We proudly serve all of North Carolina, but hold a special spot for Durham. We have helped people here clean their homes of ants, termites, bed bugs and so much more. We know the best ways to treat the the bug issues of this area, and would be happy to help you. Call Clegg’s Pest Control Today at (888) MR CLEGG.