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You May Not Be The Only One Living on Your Property!

17 Feb
Ants in your a/c unit

If your a/c unit looks like this, hopefully it is not too late to do something about it.

With the the continued winter storms causing freezing temperatures in northern states, living in Southwest Florida (SWFL) just keeps getting better.

Although you may enjoy your property in SWFL, there are others you don’t realize who may be enjoying your property too!

Florida with its warm weather and levels of rainfall is very attractive to the ant.

In Florida, according to AntWeb, there are 221 ant species and they enjoy a variety of outdoor nesting locations including rotten logs, leaf litter, tree limbs and all types of soils.

Although ants seem to enjoy living in natural habitats, they often take up residence in man made areas as well.

Your air conditioner is a man made item that you see as keeping your home cool, decreasing humidity and circulating the air in your home but ants view your air conditioner as a luxurious hotel ready for them to move in!

Ants are always seeking moisture and warmth so they love to form nests on your a/c unit’s coils because that is the perfect place to find both. Ants produce enzymes that can corrode coils and cause your a/c unit to leak plus they can ruin other components.

Usually, you will not notice ants living in your a/c unit until damage is already done.

Once ants take over your a/c unit and cause extensive damage, your a/c unit may need to be replaced leaving you with a big expense. There is a way to reduce the chance of ants destroying your air conditioner and that is with regular a/c maintenance.

With regular maintenance, the components inside your a/c unit are checked and cleaned so if there are any ants living inside your air conditioner, they will be found.

RDS Air Conditioning offers a comprehensive affordable maintenance package to keep your a/c unit running at full capacity and if there are any ants residing in your air conditioner, they will be found!

RDS Air Conditioning is a Certified Florida Contractor – Lic.# CAC1816713