Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Fortunately, ants do not just magically appear in the bathroom. If you notice ants in this space, there is a reason why they are there, which also means there is a way to get rid of them. Learn more about why you might be experiencing this issue so that you can work to eradicate the problem.
Just like any other living creature, ants need water to survive. For this reason, a bathroom with excess moisture will be an attractant. Especially during droughts, ants will head inside to soak up some of the water found around leaking bathroom plumbing or pooled water due to clogged pipes. If you can eliminate these moisture pockets, you will make the bathroom a less desirable space. However, in the case of severe infestations, you will need to have the area treated to resolve the issue entirely.
Ants might infest a bathroom if there is easy access inside. One of the common points of entry for these tiny insects is cracks and gaps around the window seal. Generally, an ant can travel inside if you can see light. It is also likely that rainwater has seeped into this space, which equally attracts the ants. It is best to have a pest control professional inspect the bathroom to locate all the entry points.
A bathroom might not seem like an ideal place to find food, but it is a goldmine for ants. Some things ants eat are food particles in the drain from brushing your teeth, wads of hair in the drains, waste in the trash can, and bodily waste. The best way to combat an ant presence for these issues is to clean your drains and empty trash regularly and keep any food-grade body products in a closed airtight container when not in use.
It is essential to remember that an important part of keeping ants out of your home involves keeping them away from your home. All homeowners should invest in exterior pest control. It does not matter what precautions you take; if you have multiple ant hills near the exterior of your home, you will be at a greater risk of these insects coming inside than someone without this problem. Routine exterior treatments help keep these insects away.
Again, be sure to contact a pest control professional for help getting to the root of the problem.