During the warmer months of the year, ants are notorious for entering your home. Because of their tiny structure, it can be hard to keep these pests away and out of your home. There are quite a few reasons why ant colonies choose to swarm into your house.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why ants are attracted to your home:
Dog Food Has Been Left Out
Although dogs can scare away certain pests, their food has been know to attract other pests, like ants. When dog food is left sitting for a long time, they have a greater chance of attracting an ant infestation. As a rule of thumb, whenever your dog is finished eating, store their food away somewhere off the ground until they are ready to eat again. You should also keep this rule in mind for all pet food.
You’re Not Cleaning Up Your Leftovers
Ants need food and water to survive, so they’re always on the hunt for easy food sources. Your kitchen and other places in your home where food is kept are often the most popular areas for ants to infest.
To avoid a potential ant infestation, make sure you’re regularly cleaning around your kitchen. Keep leftover foods in an airtight container and leave fruit in the fridge whenever possible.
A Sticky Garbage Can Will Attract Ants
Before tossing things like empty jelly jars of soda cans out in the garbage, it’s always a good idea to rinse them first. You should also be rinsing out your garbage bins regularly. Ants aren’t afraid to dive crawl into your garbage can to get leftover fruits and other sugary substances.
Your Pipes Could be Leaking
Besides food, ants are also attracted to reliable water sources. Always make sure that water and moisture aren’t a problem in your home’s common areas, like your kitchen and bathrooms. Also, check to make sure your windows are well-sealed during wet weather too.
Do you notice signs of ants in your house? Allow Amherst Exterminators to help eliminate your pest control issues! Give us a call at 716-908-2475 today to learn more about our ant extermination services.