Heat, Ant’s & Pest Control in the Portland, Vancouver Area
Ok folks…just a little important information about ants and high temperatures.
When the temps soar…most moisture evaporates and ants need moisture. If you have any dry rot, leaky pipes, extra moisture in your crawlspace, clogged gutters or downspouts, if you grow and water plants next to your siding, etc…these areas will collect and keep moisture…even when it’s hot! While it’s dry everywhere else…these areas call out to ants! They are looking to settle near areas of constant moisture.
Unless you can persuade these little buggers to pay rent …They aren’t worth the hassle.
Now is the time to inspect your crawlspace…is it completely dry? Are your crawlspace vents wide open? Are your pipes dripping? Any discolored timber in your sub-floor? Check your gutters…any debris? Moisture doesn’t evaporate completely under debris. Hows the paint on your siding? Pay special attention to the South or West facing walls…especially if these walls happen to be plumbing walls (kitchen or bathroom).
Just a few tips to help prevent ant infestations…Enjoy the heat!