Where Ants Live Inside Your Home
Ants are known for their amazing strength, intricate building skills, and are capable of traveling relatively long distances. Though ants are interesting, they are certainly not desired inside a home. Unfortunately, there are many areas where ants can live inside your home. Prevention is the first step to keeping an ant-free home, especially with the spring and summer months approaching. Here we tell you the most common areas to find ants living in your home and how to prevent them from moving in.
The area under sinks creates a good habitat for ants and is a likely place for an ant problem to occur. There is almost always some amount of moisture under a sink from condensation and spills. Access to water is especially attractive to ants as the Santa Clarita climate is generally dry. The cabinet area under a sink is also rarely used, making it a likely location for an ant problem to develop. Kitchen sinks are particularly attractive spot for ants as the ants can easily go out onto counters to seek out crumbs and other sources of food.
Whether the rotted wood is located in a window sill, subfloor or other location, any place that has rot can be an ideal place for an ant infestation. This is due to the presence of moisture in the area as well as the rotted wood creating an opening for the ants to get inside the home. The rotted wood is also easy for carpenter ants to bore into and create a home. Areas with rotted wood are particularly troublesome as they attract a variety of bugs including termites.
Ants being found inside a home does not mean that they are living in a home. Ants can make a trip of up to 100 yards to come into a home in search of food. However, they usually will not travel that far. Piles of clutter near the home are a much more likely source. Items such as wood on a porch, leaves left on the yard, rotting landscape timbers, and similar material can create a habitat for ants that will provide them with convenient access to a home.
CVA Exterminators in Santa Clarita has years of experience in dealing with ant problems and other bugs common to the area. We can help you with all your pest control needs including prevention and extermination for infestations. If you suspect an ant problem in your home, or simply want more tips on how to prevent this, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355