We see them all the time when we are outside. They love to scavenge for food and always swarm around it the moment we drop a crumb on the ground. Now that the weather is getting warmer, they are starting to make their way back into the homes of many.
There are many types of ants that could be making your home theirs. Some of the types of ants common in New Jersey are:
Although these are the most common species found in New Jersey, there are many more species that can be found throughout the state. No matter what species is invading your home, you need to know how to take care of the issue before it gets out of control.
Ants around the home could mean a number of different things, and they could be hiding where you least expect it.
One place that ants like to hide out is in damp places. This includes bathrooms, attics, basements and anywhere else where there might be moisture. By eliminating excess moisture in these areas, part of your ant problem will go away.
Another great way to keep ants away is to make sure there are no crumbs or spills left around the home. Ants are always looking for food, no matter where they have to find it. If you leave crumbs on the floor or countertop, you shouldn’t be surprised if you see ants coming around. To go along with that, make sure that all food containers are secure so ants do not have any reason to sneak into your food.
You might be having issues on the inside of your home, but issues on the outside might be causing all your issues. Tree limbs and brush that touch the house might be causing these ants to come inside. By getting rid of the extra brush and tree limbs so that they do not touch the house, it would help prevent these ants from coming into the home.
Along with that, you also want to check for cracks and other entryways into your home. Pest control professionals like UltraPro Pest Protection can help solve that issue. They will help find all the little cracks and crevices where ants, and probably other pests, can sneak into your home. Closing up these cracks will keep all of these pests out.
With these tips, you can protect your home from ants along with other pests trying to invade your home. If you can’t fix the issue yourself, remember to reach out to your local pest control professionals like UltraPro Pest Protection to fix all of your pest issues.