In Kansas, termites and ants are some of the peskiests and most destructive pests. Both are best controlled with offensive tactics. Getting ahead of pests and establishing a layer of protection around your home or business is the best approach. Termites are a destructive force capable of causing significant damage to structures. Once ants take hold in your home or office, getting rid of them takes extra effort. Detecting ants and termites early is the key to protecting your property.
Protect Property from Pests
If you suspect that termites have infested structures on your property, you need to act quickly. Detecting termites requires some diligence and a general familiarity with their behavior. Most termites leave mud tubes that run up from the ground where they’ve entered the structure. If you find a termite infestation, you must act immediately. Once a termite colony gets established it can be a year round problem. Look for additional colonies in wood piles and underneath out-buildings on the property.
Ants are social insects that typically live in colonies on the ground, although they can nest in structures such as wall voids as well. They are commonly found outdoors but will enter buildings seeking food and shelter. Ants start searching for nutrition sources as early as February and March. Although there are thousands of varieties of ants, here’s a list of the varieties most commonly found in Kansas; odorous house ants, carpenter ants and acrobat ants. Find more details and identifiers for each variety on the ant page of Patton’s website.
Termites and Ants Tough to Beat
Patton Termite & Pest Control recommends year round protection plans that prevent termites, ants and other infestations. Stay ahead of spiders, cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas and mice with proactive treatment from Patton’s professionals. Avoid costly structural damage to your property when you work with Patton Termite & Pest Control.
Engaging our team of experts, you address pest problems with a prevention plan and effective treatment. Patton Termite & Pest Control is here to help. Patton has been providing trusted pest control to homes and businesses in and around Wichita for 20 years. Reach out with your questions on social media or give us a call anytime.