Why Do I Have Ants in My Clean House?

You take out the trash regularly, keep the dishes clean, and your sink is spotless. Your counters have nary a crumb, and your food is stored in airtight containers. You do everything you can to keep your home pristine… so why do you still have ants in your nice, clean home?

Ants are the bane of most people’s existence because they’re extremely versatile, resilient, and persistent.

There’s a huge misconception that what attracts ants is a grimy, unkept home. Yes, keeping your house clean helps prevent ants. However, a nice, clean home does not prevent pests from coming in. These invasive pests are expert hiders. They have finely tuned senses, will eat anything they can get access to, and can survive in nearly any environment.

What Attracts Ants?

Getting straight to the point, ants are in search of their basic necessities, just like you. Their primary attraction to your home is the promise of food, water, and shelter.

Food

Ants, like any other nuisance, scavenge through your home for food to survive. Throwing away food left on the counter, rinsing out drink containers, and taking out the trash regularly help reduce their presence.

Water

These creatures thrive on water and moisture to survive. Thirst for water will lead ants straight into the cleanest of homes. You’ll find ants lurking in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room, which all have direct access to water.

Shelter

Ants love to move in packs. They will enter your home through small cracks and crevices. It’s important to thoroughly check your home, including exterior wall cracks and window panes, to ensure you’re not welcoming a ant infestation.

Managing a Ant Infestation

Few things are more exasperating than a ant infestation. If you’ve ever experienced one, you know how unpleasant they can be. They’ll force their way into your home, ravaging your food and invading your peace of mind until you do something about it.

Finding the entry point is the first step in preventing an ant infestation. Small cracks in your home, gaps in door frames, and open screens are a the most common places ants enter your home.

Contact Us Today

If you have an ant infestation let the professionals at Bill’s Pest Control exterminate them for you. Our experts are trained to identify the entry point of the infestation and eliminate the problem at the source. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.