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Pests to watch out for during winter – Ants

Unlike other insects, ants don’t become dormant during winter. This means that you might notice colonies marching in lines into your Sunshine Coast home looking for a warm place to survive the colder months. From here, they will try and nest and re-establish their colonies in void walls, around piper, under concrete slabs and in baseboards.

Households are common targets for ant infestations as they provide warmth, food, and shelter doing winter. Ants are relentless; however, their predictability gives homeowners a chance to arm themselves before ants have a chance to bother you.

Once inside, it is easy for ants to overrun food products. Although they do not pose a direct risk to the health of homeowners, ants are considered a “nuisance pest”, meaning they are disruptive and very occasionally cause property damage. Ants are most likely to be a nuisance hanging out inside or swarming around your food stocks.

Tips for keeping ants out of your home:

  • Ensure your food supplies are sealed in airtight containers

  • Eliminate moisture areas. Ants need moisture to survive and will most likely move on if they become water deprived

  • Vacuum regularly to stop crumbs and spillages inviting ants into your space

  • Clean up left over pet food

  • Make sure your pest control treatments are up to date

Here at K.C.S, we know what it takes to protect your home against pests such as ants. With dedicated client service for our commercial and residential pest control customers, we know the best way to approach your pest problem. K.C.S are the experts in Nambour to keep the pests away from your home. Call us on 0498 493 529 or email to find out how we can ensure your Sunshine Coast home is protected against ants this winter.



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