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Why Ants Invade Your Home

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Knockout Pest Control

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When was the last time you saw a single ant running around your home? Chances are you’ve probably never seen this happen because ants tend to stick together in their never-ending quest for food. These pesky ants will group together and invade your home for a multitude of reasons.

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There are some homes that have everything that a colony of ants looks for: food, moisture, and shelter. Green plants, in particular, are effective at holding moisture, acting as shelter, and can be eaten by ants. So if your home has an overload of trees, bushes, tall grass, etc. that are too close to the house, you are at risk for an ant infestation. Make sure you properly landscape your home to help control the vegetation, keeping it to a minimum.

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The food you eat will most likely give off a smell that’s appetizing — that’s why you’re eating it, right? If this food is left out, or crumbs are left on countertops and floors, ants will sniff it out and head right for your home. It’s important to store food in airtight containers, place garbage in sealed bags, and clean up any droppings and crumbs that may land elsewhere.

Entryways Galore
It is widely known that ants are very tiny pests and that they can enter your home through the smallest of holes. Therefore, a visual inspection of your home’s foundation should be done multiple times per year. Look for any holes, cracks, and crevices that offer an entryway to a colony of ants. Properly seal these entry points in hopes of deterring them from being your next dinner guests.

Knowing why your house has an ant problem is the first step in ridding them from your home altogether. When your home has been compromised with an ant infestation, contact the pest management professionals at Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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