The white-footed ants, also known as Asian Ants, has been a growing concern in recent months. So I thought that I would share some information about this ants so that everyone could better aware.
The white-footed ant is native to tropical Asia and was inadvertently introduced to Florida by way of cargo ships around 1986. This ant was first reported in Homestead and has increased in population as well as spread from one county to another.
White-footed ants do not bite, sting, nor have they shown to do any structural damage to homes.
When the weather turns colder and the holiday season approaches, many
opt to stay indoors and bake treats for friends and family. When
digging through your cabinets and storage for baking necessities, like
cookie cutters and containers of flour, make sure you are leaving
unwanted “pantry pests” out of the mix. Peyton's Pest Prevention offers consumers tips for keeping these pesky pests from
spoiling your holiday baking traditions.
“Pantry pests” are insects that tend to
gather around food often stored in pantries and cabinets such as flour,
dry cereals, spices, candies and chocolate.
BUG PROOFING TIPS
Here are a few tips to keep them at bay:
* Eliminate their food supply, including water.
- Clean up excess and spilled pet
- Remove crumbs from behind stove
and between cabinets with a vacuum hose.
- Wash dishes immediately.
- Keep leftovers in tightly sealed
- Take trash out nightly in tightly
- Fix leaking pipes.
- Drain sinks, since standing water
will attract thirsty roaches.
- Keep all drains plugged
when not in use.
* Seal all cracks and gaps in your home’s exterior.