Are you wondering why it seems like you are seeing more pest in Menifee
this summer than normal? Well remember all rain Menifee received this
past winter? That really helped the ants, spiders and roaches to build
larger populations this summer. But Menifee the good news is that we can
help. Even with the larger population of these pests, with a strong pest
control maintenance program in place these pest can be controlled.
When the humidity rises the way it has lately, then you are likely to
see an increase in ants. Argentine ants are the most common variety of
ants in Menifee. These pesky ants will always become more noticeable in
the hot summer months. And we all know that Menifee is not immune from
the heat in the summer. Now you add humidity to the heat and BOOM the
ants will be out in force in Menifee.
So how can you prevent the ant invasion away from your home? Well lets
talk about some easy steps you can take to control ants. First remember
ants are looking for water. So your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms (
especially if there is a sink ) are all locations inside your home that
you will likely find ants. Where are the moist spots outside your home?
Look where the concrete ( or any landscape barrier ) meets the grass line. The lawn tends to
carry moister in the soil which is a great place for Argentine ants to
nest in. Flip over stepping stones in the yard. The condensation will
build up underneath the stepping stones. Pull back the weed barrier
condensation will also build there too. The lowest point in your yard
is likely going to have ants, as this is where all the water will go
to. Look anywhere there can be a build up in moister.
So how to eliminate ants: Be sure your not over watering your yard. Make
sure to wipe up water that me splash onto the counter around the sink in
the kitchen and bathrooms. Now these steps can all be taken and you
still are likely going to have ants. So now you need a good pest control
service. You can buy over the counter pest control supplies, but will
just slow the inevitable. You likely are still going have ants. Most of
these over the counter products are repellents which when used, they
will take care of the current ant problem. And the ants will stop coming
from that particular spot that you used a repellent, but they will
likely find a new way in. The ant baits work when used properly, but
when not used properly, they can make a minor ant problem, a major ant
problem. So Menifee, the best thing to do is to call a professional
pest control service. Just like you know your profession a professional
pest control company knows his profession.
As you search your yard for ants you will probably begin to find other
pest you were unaware of. Like earwigs ( pincher bugs ) among others.
While you are engaged in looking for ants in the yard look around for
spiders. They also are doing well this summer thanks to the rain Menifee
had earlier in the year. Look under the roof eaves, fence , under patio
furniture, in plants etc… Spiders are also very treatable in Menifee.