3 Reasons Ants Invade Your Home


It’s that time of year again…the time when ants invade your home. It may seem like they appear overnight, but they may have been scouting out food sources for a while, and your house turned out to be an easy target. Ants invade because:

You Have Sugar, Crumbs, and Uncovered Food.

Ants are looking for an easy meal, and sometimes it’s your home that has the best snacks. Ants send scavengers all around your home to look for access to sugars and uncovered foods. When they discover you have a nice supply, they go back to their nest, send a message to other workers, and suddenly swarms of these ants will come into your house to pick up food for the rest of their colony.

Spilled crumbs, uncovered foods, and more are all very common causes of ant invasions. Unfortunately, no matter how are you try to keep your home clean, it is difficult to completely control all uncovered food items.

Your Dog Food Is Accessible.

It’s not always your food that ants enjoy munching on. Dog food also leads to ant invasions because the food is often sitting outside for extended periods of time. It’s also easy for dog food to spill while you’re going to refill the bowl. Consider getting a special locked container for dog food, cat food, and any form of animal food and removing the bowl when your pet is not eating.

They Have a Nearby Nest.

Sometimes it comes down to poor luck. The problem may simply be that you have ant colonies too close to your home and too many holes and openings on your property. If this is the case, you’ll need to have someone inspect the property thoroughly to find nearby colonies, eradicate them, and then seal the holes that they’re entering from.

Did Ants Invade Your Home? Kick them out!

The pest professionals at ExtermPRO are here to help. Call us today at 571-620-1168 to take back your home from these food-stealing pests.

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