Are you feeling like your home and more specifically your kitchen has been taken over by tiny ants in recent weeks? If so, you are not alone. Homeowners across the country are feeling your pain. While there a several suspects, here in Wisconsin the culprit is most likely the thief ant.
Ants, even though they are not considered to be dangerous, disease-transmitting insects, are tenacious pests that relentlessly continue to be a nuisance to Wisconsin homeowners. While carpenter ants are capable of invoking damage to the wooden components of the house and must be dealt with, most other ants are simply labeled as nuisances. Even then, no one likes the idea of ants crawling around on counter tops and inside cupboards and cabinets. Unless they are eradicated, these nuisance ants will get inside containers and contaminate food.
As things begin to warm up, ants are going to become more active. It happens every year. But you don't have to let them make themselves at home. Here is a quick guide to help you keep those ants from invading. And, how to reduce their numbers in your yard.
The sound of marching armies has begun echoing across the greater Milwaukee area. No, it is not members of the Armed Forces. It is that time of year when those tenacious, determined and organized armies of ants begin marching onto your property and into your homes.
Ants are the number one pest problem for homeowners all across the US. Small ants like the pavement ant are typically associated with our kitchens, as they can be seen crawling over the counters and floors.
Spring weather is right around the corner! Believe it or not, that means that one day soon we will finally be able to go outside again and enjoy the sunshine! But remember, we aren’t the only ones that are going to be active again when warmer weather hits.
Have you ever wondered where bugs go during the cold Milwaukee winters? Well, even if finding out that answer hasn’t been keeping you up at night, the experts at Wil-Kil want to fill you in on where the bugs are and what they are doing.
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warm weather, blooming flowers, and unfortunately for homeowners, ants foraging for food. If proper precautions are not taken to prevent ants, your home and property could become a home and feeding ground for thousands of ants.
Although they may all be similar in appearance, there are actually many different types of ants in Wisconsin that are likely to invade homes and businesses in Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison and throughout the state. And except for the carpenter ant, most of these pests are considered nuisance pests because they don’t pose a significant risk to the health of people or structures. Pavement ants are one of the more common nuisance ants to be found in our region and you may already be noticing them lurking around your property. Though they are not dangerous and will not cause harm, they can leave homeowners and business owners as well with a major headache and large infestation both inside and out.
Carpenter ants are invading homes in Green Bay, Madison, and Milwaukee as well as throughout Wisconsin, especially as the weather warms up. These wood destroying insects may be nesting inside your home; do you know the signs? If they’ve found your home, the structure of your home could be in danger. Here are a few tips from your friends at Wil-Kil to help you recognize the signs of carpenter ants and find ways to prevent them from invading your home in the future.