August 10th, 2015

Milwaukee, WI

The ants come marching one by one – and then before you know it –they’re everywhere! Randy Allen talks with Real Milwaukee on tips to prevent and identify Wisconsin’s most common summer pest.

Carpenter ants in your home

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To keep ants away this summer, be sure to:

  • Wipe up crumbs and spills immediately
  • Seal garbage containers and food packages
  • Trim back overhead branches at least six feet to avoid contact with the structure
  • Move wood piles at least 20-30 feet from the structure and elevate piles when possible
  • Check for leaks in water lines and correct moisture problems as soon as possible
  • Make sure doors, windows, chimneys and skylights are properly sealed
  • Clean out clogged gutters
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows

Contact Wil-Kil for more summer pest control tips.

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