5 Signs You Have Ants In Your Premises

You’re sitting in the garden and you notice ants crawling across your patio. This might mean that it’s only a matter of time before they end up getting inside of your home.

Worker ants leave the nest in search of food they can take back to the colony. Unfortunately for us, they like a lot of the foods that we do; sweet stuff, meat, and starchy foods, so our homes can become a happy hunting ground.

The odd ant inside your home could be more than a nuisance, it could be a sign of an infestation or at least the start of one. Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail behind them which leads other ants to the food source they’ve discovered. Before you know it, there could be a swarm of them inside your home.

Think you have an infestation but you’re not 100% sure? Here are 5 signs you have ants in your home.

5 signs you have ants in your home

You see live ants
If you see ants scuttling around, especially in the kitchen, it could be a sign that you have an ant problem in your home.

You see dead ants
If you see a large number of dead ants, this usually indicate that there’s a nest close by. Ants often die close to their nests.

You’ll notice pathways
Ants leave a chemical trail behind them that other ants follow. This is invisible to the naked eye, but what you might notice is that some ants appear to be scurrying along in a line. This indicates a chemical trail or pathway that the ants are following to a food source.

You see a nest
Ants can make their nests indoors or outdoors. Indoors, they prefer to set up home in quiet, dark places like inside walls. An ants nest looks like a pile of soil or dirt.

You see piles of dirt
If you have an ant problem, you might see piles of dirt around where they are nesting.

Do you have ants in your home?

If you’ve seen one or more of the 5 signs of ants in your home, you need to act fast before it gets more serious.
Contego can help you protect your home, family, and pets by identifying the species of ant, recommending the most effective solution to your problem, and eliminating them and their nests fast.

Want to get rid of ants from your home and keep them out for good?

Call Contego.

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