The cold winter months often cause many different living creatures to hibernate or fall dormant until the cold temperatures climb back up. Pests are included, often giving people a relief from their annoying habits and infestations. There are still quite a few pests that still run rampant all year long, however, and they are often the ones that cause a lot of concern. Just because it has grown cold and we are in the midst of winter, doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Termites are one of the many pests that are vigilant all year long and they subsequently, cause the most destruction on homes and businesses. Reported termite infestations have cost home and business owners in the U.S. alone billions of dollars a year due to the damage they cause consuming the wood and other cellulose materials used to construct buildings and possessions. At this time, we at Eagle Pest Services would like to discuss termite general habits during the winter.
Ants top the list of the pests that are commonly infesting homes and businesses. More often than not, they are discovered in the kitchen, thieving any food they can get. Instinct compels people to grab the first kitchen cleaning chemical they can reach and spray furiously at the line of marching ants. Once the corpses are dealt with, the victor goes about their business, only to see the line of marching ants once again within a few hours or days. Being that many different species of ants can easily have hundreds or thousands of members in the colony, it is really not hard to fathom the return of these ants to forage promised food. To ensure ants in general are effectively removed from homes and businesses, it often takes a skilled professional armed with expertise and quality products. Not only are ants an annoyance, but most can deliver painful stings in an effort to protect the colony, nest, and most importantly, the queen. Among the variety of ants common to Virginia, Odorous Ants are fairly common. At this time, we at Eagle Pest Services would like to share some basic information concerning odorous ants.