Should Ant Control Start in March? 

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The best time to start with ant control is in March. During the winter, ants are not as active, as they are still mostly underground where it’s warm. During the colder winter weather, an ant’s metabolism slows down; therefore, treatments can take up to a month to succeed. Commit to taking precautions this March and call the ant control experts at Emtec Pest Control.

While ants are hanging out underground this winter, they’re colonizing. The mother or queen is busy laying eggs, which may take up to eight weeks to develop. The laid eggs slowly transform into larvae and then into pupae. The queen or worker ants feed them until they have developed, so it’s imperative to prevent the colony from becoming more significant.

In March, preventive ant treatment is effective, and it’s the optimal time for any pest control. You want these tiny pests to carry the bait back down into the nest while most of the colony is still congregated together during the wet, cool weather conditions. Once they’ve carried the treatment down into their colony, it is then shared with the other members, and it begins to do its job. If you treat them later in the year, it’s too late because by then, most of the ants are out actively foraging for food in the dry, warm weather.

By starting ant control in March, homeowners will see that dealing with the ant population early is much easier than before they surface to forage for food. Some other helpful tips to control ants are starting spring cleaning early, keeping your outdoor areas picked up, keeping your food storage containers airtight, and calling the Emtec Pest Control professionals.

Adding an extra layer of pesticides to prevent ant invasions is always a good idea. The small-sized insects can find their way through any small crack or crevice into the walls of your home. Ants prefer drier, more moderate temperatures. Hence the fact, rain drives ants indoors. Commit to calling Emtec Pest Control to help prevent the invasion before these pests find their way into your home while foraging for food. Having the aid of a licensed professional exterminator is an absolute necessity, especially in March.

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Say Goodbye to Oklahoma Ants with Emtec Pest Control

Emtec Pest Control can complete a full inspection, identify the presence of and type of ants, and use the most effective course of treatment to remove them. We have over 40 years of experience and knowledge handling ants and other common pests and are dedicated to eliminating and preventing any invasion you may have. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or call us to get started.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.