Weather change means more ants.

March 2, 2011  |  No Comments  |  by blake  |  Colleyville, Keller, Who's Got Bugs?

Ants use pheromones to create trails that lead to sources of food. The interesting part is that the pheromone trail that they create can only last for about 3 days. Therefore, any time there is a sharp decline in outdoor temperature, ants begin to retreat to their den in order to escape the colder temperatures. When colder temperatures persists for more than three days, the pheromone trail fades.

So when the weather warms up and the ants return to the surface, they move into a random forging phase. This is when they begin to infiltrate your homes and yards. So now that the weather is starting to warm, you must be proactive against ants before they wander into your yard or home.

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Termites swarm April/May

February 18, 2011  |  No Comments  |  by blake  |  Southlake, Who's Got Bugs?

Right now, there is a hightened sense of urgency to protect your home against termite invasion. Termites typically begin swarming in April/May, which means that they are now laying eggs and ramping up their food intake in order to nourish them.

The much needed nitrogen required to sustain the newly-hatched swarmers will be obtained through a sharp increase in food consumption. All that means is that, long before you begin to notice a swarm of termites, much of the damage has already been done. The best way to safeguard a home from infestation is to treat early in order to pin the pests back. Now is the time to act, so before you put it off another day consider the savings you’ll get by taking preventative measures, rather than treating damages after they’ve happened.

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