In hot weather, the population of ants that invade homes is extremely large. With a perfect recurrence, the phenomenon is becoming more and more important. Given the magnitude of climate change, the situation will not change and improve. If, like many Canadians, you’re wondering why these insects come out in hot weather, find your answer here.
Because the floors are heating up more and more
When it is hot, the soil also heats up due to the solar rays it receives. This heat is stored in the soil and remains there for a long time and even during the nights. Like all living things, ants have their heat tolerance thresholds. Of course, this threshold varies from one species to another. For illustrative purposes, carpenter ants will not feel heat in the same way as pharaoh ants.
As soon as an underground colony of ants reaches its heat tolerance threshold, soldier ants dig several galleries facing outwards. Then several ants come out in order to aerate. The galleries also serve as ventilation ducts to release the heat stored in the nest of these insects. Once outside, these insects invade the houses and grounds that are around.
Important outings of ants according to the species
Even if ants come out in large numbers in summer, the importance of these invasions varies according to the species of ants. Indeed, carpenter ants particularly make outings in times of heat in very wooded regions.
This means that this species is particularly fond of decaying wood and moisture. Therefore, if your residence is on the edge or inside of a forest, be aware that wood-spoiled ants will easily invite themselves into your home. What is more, this species is able to travel several tens of meters to colonize a place where living conditions are favorable to it.
From a single colony of carpenter ants, about twenty others can be created as satellites to the first. Which means it can have satellite colonies in your home. Once in your home, these insects will begin to grind everything that is made of wood in your home. It goes from the frame to the furniture. You will see the magnitude of the situation through the amount of sawdust spread in places in your rooms. If nothing is done, your home will lose strength.
What to do against these ants?
As you probably know, ants can dangerously harm life in a house. The structure of the building can be seriously affected. Fire ants , for example, are especially dangerous for the residents of the house. The fact is that when these ants bite the human, they leave in the organism of its victim a venom that provides a burning sensation. They therefore deserve their name. To avoid such inconveniences, it is necessary to act in one case and react in another.
Indeed, before integrating a house, you must set up a preventive antiparasitic system. It will be used to repel pests of all kinds including ants. Moreover, this system needs to be strengthened from time to time.
In the event that you do not have a pest repellent system and these insects invade your home, you must react immediately in order to eradicate them. For this, several tricks are to be used. Some are mechanical while most of them consist of using specific products. These are products that you will find over the counter.
As we told you above, at the base of an ant colony, there may be a larger colony and which is the mother of several others. In this case, as soon as you have eliminated one colony (surely the one that is at home) another will appear. It is then necessary to search for the mother colony as well as all the other satellite colonies in order to eradicate them all.
This work is exhausting and requires a high level of professionalism. It is because of this that we must call on our company Exterminator in Montreal. As certified exterminators, we operate throughout Greater Montreal in homes invaded by all kinds of ants. We carry out a deep inspection of these places invaded by these parasites.
Once all the colonies are discovered, we proceed to an antiparasitic extermination. What’s better, so that your life is not endangered and the environment is preserved, we only use environmentally friendly products.
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