Beware of Ant Infestations - Central Texas Rains Drive Ants from the Ground and into Your Homes
This week we had record rainfall is many locations around Central Texas. Georgetown, Texas was one of those locations. We got well over 5 inches on Wednesday alone. That's a lot considering how long it's been since our last big rain.
One of the things that goes along with heavy rain after a dry spell is increased levels of ant activity. When it's hot and dry ants tend to seek a cool place to hide out. Thats means that they will normally stay in the ground when the temperatures are cooler. When the rains come they are often pushed out of their underground homes and forced to seek shelter in other places.
This evening we went in our daughters bedroom to help her get ready for bed we discovered their newest hiding place.....her stuffed animals. Her room is in the back corner of our home. The ant that were in the ground outside her window had to seek higher ground. That higher ground was up the foundation, into the weep holes and into the wall system near her bedroom.
Be careful and look before you sleep. Since birth, our daughter has always slept on a pad on the floor in the corner of her room. She has all of her "babies" in the corner with her each evening when she goes to bed. Today, those babies became temporary housing for the aforementioned unwanted pests.
So, look closely in those dark corners of your home. You might have visitors....especially after a heavy rain!
Thanks for checking in and have a great evening,
Andy Chaudoir - Professional Inspection Services
"Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas"
512-632-3232 - www.centexinspections.com