Carpenter Ant Infestation During the Winter

Carpenter Ant Infestation During the Winter

Like most insects, carpenter ants will normally go in hibernation during the winter months. This is due to the insect anatomy requiring heat to thrive, which is absent during the coldest months of the year. Due to climate change, this is becoming more and more of a rarer situation, specifically in certain areas of Canada close to bodies of water.

If ambient outside temperatures do not regularly drop below thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit, you just may see carpenter ants foraging around outdoors. Indoors is another matter entirely, as carpenter ants who have colonized inside of your home can actually remain active the entire year. To get rid of carpenter ants effectively, hire the technicians at Carpenter Ant Control Toronto to make carpenter ants a thing of the past.

This ant species is incredibly hard-working with little to no break time. The winter months can usually be counted on to ensure that most insects go into hibernation or repose, which is always welcome news to homeowners. If carpenter ants do go in hibernation, which will usually occur after the first fall night reaches below thirty-two degrees, they will usually remain enclosed inside of their structure and live on food reserves throughout the winter.

If the winter months for whatever reason do not get below freezing temperatures, the ants will come out and conduct business as usual. For colonies living in homes, business for these ants will not cease. Due to the heat inside of the home, the ants have an attractive climate to continue the foraging and feeding process for the entire colony. This means that the damage to your property and all wooden structures never comes to a halt. There is also the possibility that ants can venture off in search of new wooden structures to make their colonies in has the full capacity reached its peak.

Due to the unpredictability of winter weather in this day and age, there is no sure answer to ensure that the ants will go hibernation in the winter months. Even if the ants were to go hibernation, spring is always just right around the corner, which means they will awaken and start the process all over again, with the addition of the swarming and mating cycle in the spring months. This is why it is important to always have a pest removal company to address the problem. Winter must always come to an end and when it does, the wood foraging will restart again. 

Due to the challenges faced everywhere through the consequences of the novel COVID-19 our technicians at Pest Control Toronto – The Exterminators Inc have taken up extra measures in making the procedure as comfortable and safe as possible. Due tackle the ant problem, we have started using a special formulation that is proved to be non-toxic to the ones living around you and your environment. In addition, we have started wearing protective gear upon request to prevent the propagation of the coronavirus.