Native pest management says summertime is peak season for fireplace ants | cbs19.television – CBS19.television KYTX


Within the summertime, Alpha Pest Management responds to 70% extra calls about ants entering into the home than they do within the winter months.

TEXAS, USA — First they pinch, then they burn and itch. Fireplace ants usually are not solely an annoying visitor many East Texans have proper now, however their bites are painful too.

Seth Newberry with Alpha Pest Control mentioned within the summertime, his workforce responds to 70% extra calls about these guys entering into the home than they do within the winter months.

All the dry air and burn bans ship the ants inside for cool moist air.

They’ve made themselves cozy in CBS19 Producer Amanda Alicea’s home.

“We have had like situations the place if I go away meals out for a minute, ants are coming into my home and sort of biting us throughout,” Alicea mentioned.

She’s discovered bites on her legs, ankles and even between her fingers.

“It is getting fairly unhealthy,” Alicea mentioned.

To maintain the headache away, make certain your yard is as maintained as a lot as potential. If you happen to’re seeing ant mounds multiplying in your yard and also you’re overwatering, you’re in all probability making issues worse, Newberry mentioned. 

“Once you water that a lot and use that a lot irrigation in your yard, they get interested in your yard as a result of there’s moisture in these areas,” Newberry mentioned. 

In need of calling an expert, it’s a good suggestion to deal with  the house’s perimeter with fireplace ant deterrent as effectively.

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