Springtime is when ants become more active and begin to look for a new area to grow their colony. Ants thrive in a place that stays warm at night and where water and food is close by. Unfortunately our homes and offices often fit this bill perfectly. Ants are excellent scavengers and will crawl through the smallest crack or crevice they can find to gain access into your buildings. Once inside, the ants will immediately begin searching for a food source. Ants have an extremely strong sense of smell and can snuff out food from a great distance away. They especially tend to be attracted to sugary, sweet foods like we as humans also tend to enjoy. Once a food source is discovered by the ants in your home, they will begin to take food back to their nest, leaving a specific trail of scent that other ants in the colony can follow back and forth from where the food is to the nest to feed the other ants. Once an ant infestation is established in your home, it can be quite difficult to remove on your own.
Keep your Home Clean and Tidy
The most important and easiest task you can do to keep ants at bay is to keep your home clean and tidy. If you happen to spill sugar on the kitchen floor, you may eventually see an ant. If you do not properly clean up the sugar from your kitchen floor, later on you will probably see an entire troop of ants marching in and out of your kitchen! Simple chores like cleaning up immediately after dinner, wiping crumbs from the table and sweeping the floor will generally deter ants away from your home. At Rest Easy Pest Control, we understand that people live very busy lifestyles and it is easy to put off washing the dishes until tomorrow or neglecting to wipe off the counters right away. We are happy to help eliminate any ants that do make it inside! Most of the ants you see in your home mean no harm, even though they are a nuisance. They are just looking for food to bring back to their colony. So if they happen to keep discovering food in your home, chances are their friends will begin to show up and continue to do so until the number of ants in your home is more than you can handle on your own.
Some likely places that ants are to build a nest inside your home is anywhere that has a decent amount of moisture. Ants like moisture and can find it in your basement, under sinks or a place where structure or siding has been damaged and exposed. It is important for homeowners to seal off and repair any moist areas of the home, keep a tidy home and most importantly a clean kitchen. Rest Easy Pest Control will eliminate any ants that do find their way in and help you prevent them from coming back. Our technicians offer the best ant control service available! Contact us today for a free consultation.