As some insects die with the leaves when the cold weather hits, some are here to stay amongst the cold Manitoba winters. When the birds fly south and we bundle up inside with our blanket and hot chocolate, insects are also trying to keep warm; and full.
Wintering of Ants
If ants are causing you unnecessary headaches and you figure that the cold weather that’s on it’s way will take care of the issue, think again. As odd as it may seem, ants go into hibernation just as bears would. They try to put on some weight in order to keep themselves warm. They gather and eat large quantities of food before going into the soil for the winter. Deep in the soil is where ants find warmth, and one of the places that they call home during the cold months. Another feasible option for them would be in tree bark. Once the cold weather has passed and spring comes along, they emerge from their hiding place and are back in action, much to the homeowners dismay.