Many different kinds of ants are alive and thriving around Albuquerque NM. You can count on them to start attacking your home from every angle after a new rain or a dramatic temperature swing, jarred by new conditions and in search of food, water, and shelter.
When ants infest your home, they will likely find everything that they need to survive. But why is this, and what can you do about it? Read on to learn from the ant removal and extermination experts at Pest Defense Solutions!
Why Are Ants Taking Over My Bathroom?
Ants can find all of the moisture and water that they need to hydrate themselves in your bathroom, as well as shelter in cabinets and walls. Pooling water on your floor, in your sink, or in your shower can afford ants an easily accessible water source close to their hiding place. Carpenter ants are notorious for infesting bathrooms because of the likelihood of finding water-damaged wood to tunnel through to get there. However, all kinds of ants find bathrooms to be suitable temporary shelters. They usually get inside our bathrooms in these ways:
- Gaps around windows and doors
- Holes near plumbing fixtures
- Cracks in your walls and foundation
- Ventilation system openings
The ants in your bathroom also could have come from another room in your house, so it’s important that you try to figure out where their trail is rooted.
Getting Rid of Bathroom Ants
Finding out where your ant trail is coming from is the most important part of ant control. This is because you will not be able to stop the flow of ants without eliminating the colony they’re coming from. The tricky part about figuring this out is that ants often travel through tiny cracks coming from walls and other inaccessible areas. This makes ant prevention a crucial measure. We recommend working to prevent ants in these ways:
- Closing all of your windows and doors, making sure they’re sealed
- Replacing wood that has been water damaged
- Moving mulch further away from your siding and keeping plants away from your home’s exterior
- Sealing cracks on the outside of your home with a silicone-based caulk
- Making sure your bathroom is well-ventilated
Best Ant Control in Albuquerque NM
If you’re already mid-infestation and need help getting rid of your ants, it’s time to call up your local pest control company. Our ant extermination team at Pest Defense Solutions is intimately familiar with the habits of all ant species living around Albuquerque NM. We can inspect your property to develop a plan that will have your bathroom and home free of ants in no time. Reach out today to learn more about our services and receive a free estimate!