Ants are a tricky pest to prevent. Many of the bugs living around Moore County NC are seasonal pests, meaning that we know what season they’re going to come around and when their presence will eventually subside. With ants, however, we never quite know when we’re going to have to take care of an infestation. Ants usually emerge during rapid temperature changes to look for the resources that they’re starting to lack. This usually means that they’ll target your bathroom or other places where moisture builds up in your home. If you’re dealing with an infestation, read on to learn how to get rid of ants in the bathroom with Aberdeen Exterminating!
Why Are There Ants in the Bathroom?
The main reason for having ants in your bathroom is usually a moisture problem. Ants will take advantage of the water that pools up in your shower, in your sink, or on your floor for an accessible water source. More particularly, carpenter ants often infest bathrooms because of the damp, moisture-damaged wood that they can tunnel through to create their nests. All kinds of ant species have an easy time infesting bathrooms, though. This is because of the accessibility of most bathrooms. Ants often get into our bathrooms in these ways:
- Finding cracks in foundation and walls
- Forming trails through open windows
- Traveling through gaps around plumbing fixtures
- Sneaking in through ventilation openings
Ants might also make their way into your bathroom from your kitchen or elsewhere in your house, so it’s important to locate the source of their trail, if possible.
Getting Rid of Ants in the Bathroom
Finding where your ants are coming from is the most important part of ant removal, but this can be a difficult task when ants travel through walls, pipes, and tiny gaps that you might not even notice. This makes it key to prevent ants before they arrive. Here are some ant prevention strategies that we recommend:
- Ensure that your bathroom is properly ventilated
- Address all plumbing fixtures to check for leaks and cracks
- Replace water-damaged wood
- Seal any cracks and crevices leading in from outside of your home
- Move mulch away from your siding and trim plants away from your home’s exterior
- Make sure that your windows and doors seal properly
Who Can Help Get Rid of Ants in Moore County NC?
If you can’t find the source of your ant problem, it’s time to involve your local pest control company. At Aberdeen Exterminating, we train our ant removal experts to pinpoint all active ant colonies in your home and around your property in order to stop your ant infestation at its source. With safe and effective ant control products and refined strategies, we can keep your home ant-free all year long. Reach out today to learn more about our ant extermination services and receive a free quote!