Q. In the fall I thought we had an ant problem because I saw them in my kitchen, den and even the bathroom. But now that it is winter, I don’t see them anymore. Are they gone for good? Madison B., Lansdale, PA
A. It would be great if pests like ants in the home packed their bags and left in the winter. But in actuality, what happens to ants and other pests in the winter is that they hibernate. That makes wintertime a great time for pest control in the home. I often see really good results with just one treatment while ants, mice and other pests are dormant. The treatment not only disrupts the existing pest population but makes sure they don’t reproduce and overwhelm your home come spring.