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How to Find Ants in a House

How to find ants in a house

How to find ants in a house

At Rosenbloom Pest Control, a Baltimore pest control company, we get questions all the time about ants and how to get rid of them in your home. In fact, the most common question we receive is how to find ants in a house? This is a great question because there are a couple of places a homeowner should look when searching for an ant infestation. When attempting to find ants in your house, you must first look for conducive conditions. Some of those underlying conditions include comfortable accommodations, entry points, and a food and/or moisture source.

 

The Most Common Places to Find Ants In A House

Where are those living quarters in and around your house? Let’s start with the outdoors, as that is the source of the ant problem in the first place. Some common outdoor ant nesting sites include trees, underground cavities below leaves and mulch, or in and below other yard debris. The first step to finding ants in a house is the outdoor inspection of these areas.

The next step is to patiently follow the ant trails. Ant trails will usually lead you to entry points into the house. If these entry points did not exist, you might not have ants in the first place. Ants nesting in the house will usually be in relatively inaccessible wall, floor, or ceiling cavities, so, blocking their entry from those nesting sites is a good idea.

Inside your house, there are many attractions to ants feeding, and establishing themselves as your seasonal or even year-round tenants. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most likely place, but ants don’t stop at that. They will forage hard to find pet food and discarded food scraps. Ants will also find their way into your house for moist environments, especially in hot, dry weather. Moist areas can include humid, damp, or even wet walls or ceiling voids. This moisture can be caused by roof leaks, plumbing leaks, or even poor ventilation. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most attractive because there is often ample food and moisture available.

If you remove outdoor breeding sites, cut off entry points, and remove indoor door and moisture sources, you will be well on your way to long term ant control!

Look an Ant Exterminator in Baltimore? 

Not everyone is so lucky to just have their ants naturally leave. At Rosenbloom Pest Control, a Baltimore Pest Control Company, our pest control services include an aggressive approach to inspection, treatment, exclusion, and follow-up to ensure that all the ants are gone from your home. If you need professional help please call us at (410) 358-5583 or visit our contact us page to book an ant control appointment now.

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