ant undergroundDuring peak season from spring to autumn, you will see ants foraging back and forth from their your kitchen and back down the driveway. You have probably noticed where the ants are going. You notice ants moving in and out of a hole or maybe under some rocks and leaves. Winter causes ants to seal off their nest with them in it to hibernate.

A female ant hibernating restlessly in a withered tree to pass the winter.Ants are a cold blooded species. So, their body temperature changes to atmospheric temperatures. When the winter comes their body temperature will drop to the point that it looks as if the ant was dying. They become sluggish. Just before the winter sets in, ants begin to harborage for food relentlessly. They build up enough body fat to get through the winter. They look for warm places to over winter such as; under barks of trees, under the soil, and even in the walls of your home. When the winter ends, the ants become active. They unseal their hole and resume where they left off at. This is why when spring arrives, we see an increase in ants. We get tons of calls from customers who forfeited their quarterly service because they thought it was too cold for insects to survive. Ants don't die in the winter; they just hibernate and arrive in full force in and around your home. Call Truly Green Pest Service to help you with your pest control needs.