How to Look for Signs of an Ant Infestation

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You’ve probably seen ant colonies parading across your picnic lunch, but have you been surprised to find them inside of your home? Ants are very common pests to encounter in the house, and therefore you will most likely have an infestation in your home at one point. But how do you know when you have an infestation? Keep reading for four signs that you have an ant problem.

1. They’re Eating Your Food

If you have any exposed food laying around in your kitchen, the ants will find it. You will notice many ants will surround the food and begin carrying it back to their colony. But also, be aware that ants can find their way into small cracks and crevices. So, don’t be surprised if you find ants in your pantry or any other cabinets nibbling on any food debris that they can find. As ants like to eat basically anything that they can find, you will commonly encounter ants in your kitchen.

2. They’re Eating Your Pets’ Food

Aside from human food, ants love to feast on any leftover food that your pets have not eaten. For instance, if you leave a bowl of dry food out for your cat or dog all day long, the ants will have a constant supply of food. If you notice that ants are continually surrounding your pets’ food bowls, then you probably have an ant infestation.

3. They Have a Nest Outside of Your Home

Thankfully, ants do not normally build their nests inside of your home. Instead, they will make their nests outside in your yard. You will notice tiny piles of dirt and will probably see ants coming in and out of their entryway. If you disturb the nest, you will be overwhelmed with the number of ants that exit.

4. They Are in Random Areas of Your Home

As mentioned before, ants are most commonly found in the kitchen as they like to eat anything they can find. But what if you find them in other areas of the house, like your bathroom or bedroom? If you find ants that seem “misplaced,” the chances are that they are part of a larger infestation located somewhere in your home.

These are some of the warning signs that you may have an ant infestation. If you encounter ants in your home, or have been dealing with an ant problem for a long time, contact a professional exterminator to help eliminate this issue. Contact B & B Exterminating today for a free quote.