Ants in the Home

How to Prevent Ants in the Home

No homeowner who has had to confront the problem of ants in the home needs to be reminded of how big of a nuisance these little pests can be, and winter is often a prime time for ants to try and make their move indoors.

But as this short video demonstrates, there are a number of simple steps you can take to not only prevent ants in the home, but also stop a potential ant infestation.

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Ants Marching: How To Keep Ants Out Of Your House

Nothing ruins a good picnic like ants. Unfortunately, when the picnics move indoors come wintertime, so do these unwelcome guests. Perhaps it is this persistence that has helped make ants America’s #1 nuisance pest, according to the National Pest Management Association.

Two things are certain – homeowners have plenty of opportunities to find ants in and around their living spaces, and there are plenty of ant varieties to be found. But ants aren’t just annoying. From food contamination to property damage, ants can also pose a significant health risk to your home and family.

Where are Ants during Winter?

Winter is, of course, a less active time for ants, but just because they’re less obvious doesn’t mean they’re not around. They’re likely just riding out the cold season deep underground, waiting for the warmth of spring. But in the meantime, if they see your home as a potential food source, they’re going to try and find a way in – through small cracks and crevices in the siding, foundation or weather-stripping – and chances are, once they’re in they’re going to bring a lot of their friends along in due time, laying down a pheromone trail that the colony is sure to follow.
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