Ants can be a problem year-round, regardless of location. When leaves begin to fall, though, it’s a sign to start looking more closely at areas where ants can get into structures. These may be areas contacted by landscaping and trees, or areas where caulking around doors and windows has loosened.
Suggest trimming foliage touching the structure, and sealing potential entry points around doors and windows. Make sure leaves and other debris are removed in a timely manner, to eliminate harborage areas around the structure. Recommending these action items to customers can help eliminate future problems with ants — and other pests, as well.