Heavy NJ Rains Bring Ants Indoors

New Jersey pest control experts are fielding many calls from home and business owners about the influx of ants entering their structures since Hurricane Irene passed through the state of New Jersey.

Ants and be a real nuisance as they march their way throughout cracks and crevices, inside walls, through electrical outlets, scurrying across floors, and take over cabinets and countertops.  Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, you name it; nothing is off limit to these tiny little pesky creatures say NJ pest control experts.

All ant species that enter a home or business are on the hunt for food, water and shelter.  It’s easy to speculate that the harsh rains that have hit New Jersey over the past few weeks have displaced some species of ants, which are now driving them indoors for food and shelter.  You will find that some types of ants will also venture indoors as the cold fall temperature arrives.  Now is the time to seal up all cracks and crevices with caulk to keep wandering ants out of your home or business.

Outdoors, it’s important to keep your landscaping free of leaves, sticks, and branches that are littering your garden or yard areas. This unsightly debris is an invitation to carpenter ants to take refuge and begin their nesting activity.  Nests that are too close to your structure risk a home invasion of the wood-destroying pest.

A New Jersey pest control professional will be able to help identify what type of ant species has invaded your personal space, both indoors or outdoors.  Proper identification is critical so that the proper insecticide being used is crucial to fully eradicate any ant colony as there is different treatment methods used for different types of ants.  Having a Pest Protection Plan by Allison Pest Control will help keep ants and other pests out of your home and yard.

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