If your AC hasn’t been cooling recently, it might be because of crazy ants. Yep, you read that right. These insects have the ability to wreak havoc in your home and cost you in the future.
What are crazy ants?
Crazy ants are ants that move in quick, unpredictable, zig-zag patterns. They create supercolonies and are attracted to electrical currents. Not known to sting, they originally come from South Africa but have recently been found in North America, infesting ACs in both Texas and Florida. The ants are usually reddish-brown and are also known as Raspberry Tawny ants.
Once in your AC, they are shocked by the electrical circuit, causing them to send out pheromones that alert their colonies of their distress. That ends up attracting more and more ants into the system. Eventually, your AC will be filled with dead crazy ants, short-circuiting the wires, which means your unit will not be able to properly function. It will be necessary for an AC repair as soon as possible.
These ants will nest in any hole or crevasse they can find, taking over wildlife areas and infesting surfaces and electrical appliances in your home.
How to get rid of them
As soon as you see one of these invaders in your home, call for an inspection right away to take care of them as well as their nests. It may be crucial to call a pest control company if the situation is out of your control.
In order to prevent them, clean up any spilled food, put away leftovers and watch out for dust and dead insects in trash cans and corners of your home. Each of these will help you keep the ants away.
You never know when the craziness can be in your home. Stay a step ahead and call Express Air today for the best AC repair in Pensacola.