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Why are there ants in my house?

There are billions and billions of ants on Earth and at times it feels like those billions of ants have chosen your home as their home. Discovering a whole bunch of ants in your house is definitely something that you want to avoid. The question on many people’s mind: why are there ants in my house?

A whole heap of ants are usually found in the kitchen or bathroom and mean you have an unwanted ant infestation. It’s important to act quickly and the ants can increase rapidly. Here are some reasons as to why there are ants in your home:

  1. Ants thrive off food and water

The reason why ants are usually found in the kitchen or bathroom of your house is because they thrive off food and water. Your first step here is ensuring they don’t have any way of entering your food supply. This means sealing all your food in airtight containers, wiping down benches where food and water have been, cleaning appliances that may have food in them such as your toaster and not leaving bins full for too long.

  1. Weather conditions

Ants seem to appear more frequently when there is very heavy rainfall or in very hot conditions. The explanation behind this is that they like to avoid cold and wet weather conditions and also find water in your homes when it’s very hot weather.

Types of ants

There are many different types of ants that can invade your home. Some of the most common ant types in Australia include:

  • Red ant
  • Bull ant
  • Carpenter ant
  • Fire ant
  • Sugar ant
  • Pharaoh ant
  • Argentine ant
  • Black ant

How do I get rid of ants in my house?

  1. Remove all access to food

The first thing you want to ensure when trying to get rid of ants in your house is that they don’t have access to any food! This means ensuring all your food is sealed in airtight containers, all benches are wiped down and clean, bins are emptied regularly, pet food isn’t left out for too long and all appliances are cleaned.

  1. Ant sprays

Going to your local supermarket and picking up an ant spray can be handy in situations like this. An ant spray also has multi-use and can be used for killing cockroaches, spiders and other bugs that might roam around your home. When using ant spray, it’s important to spray both the ants and the area that they are entering your home from.

  1. Seal any cracks or holes

To prevent any more ants from invading your home, it’s important to seal any cracks or holes that are a gateway entry for ants. This also prevents the ants from creating nests inside your wall cavities.

  1. Pest control

Pest control is your best bet when it comes to ensuring all the ants in your home are eliminated. The solution also protects your home in the future to avoid any more ant infestations. This is perfectly safe for the occupants of your home and pets and will ensure all ants are gone with its specific solutions. DIY methods might seem to work at the beginning however they don’t reach the protected spaces where the colony of ants lives. To remove the colony of ants, the queen needs to be killed. Pest control will do just that.

Do you have an ant infestation in your Sydney home and need pest control to eliminate all ants? Rex Pest Control has you covered. Give our friendly team a call on 0452 451 954 for all your ant solutions.

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