Ant Invasion During Winter Months

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ants are still causing problems for homeowners despite the temperature drop this winter. 

An invasive species of ant known as the Caribbean crazy ant is making its way across the Southern U.S. and invading homes in Texas, according to KZTV-TV. Like many other pest species, crazy ants are forced to find warmth inside because they cannot survive the winter outdoors. Often, they enter homes and nests underneath floors or carpeting, or in potted plants and wall voids.

Crazy ants do not pose a health threat, but if they gain entry to a structure they can become a nuisance. As a result, experts at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommend contacting a licensed pest professional if an infestation is suspected.