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Why are there ants in my house?

May 09, 2024

To get rid of ants we need to understand why they are in our house in the first place. Ants are attracted to homes for several reasons, primarily their relentless search for food and water. Leftover crumbs, spills, and even pet food can draw ants inside. Additionally, ants are always on the lookout for suitable nesting sites.  Cracks in walls, foundations, and the undersides of kitchen work surfaces can provide perfect havens for these creatures.


Understanding and tackling ant infestations

Discovering ants in your home can be more than just an annoyance; it’s a sign that these insects have found something inviting in your space.  So how do you get rid of ants? Whether it’s the lure of food, the warmth during colder months, or simply moisture, understanding the reasons behind an ant invasion is the first step in effectively dealing with the problem. Vergo Pest Management, with its experienced approach to pest control offers valuable ant control and extermination services to keep your home ant-free.

Are ants seasonal?

Yes, ant activity in the UK tends to peak during the warmer months. However, some species can make their appearance known year-round, especially if they’ve established a colony inside your home where conditions remain ideal regardless of the season.

Types of ants in the UK

The most common ant species found in the UK are black garden ants and the pharaoh ants.

  • Black Garden Ants are often seen marching in long lines across floors or walls, these ants are harmless but can contaminate food
  • Pharaoh’s Ants are a more troublesome species. Pharaoh’s ants can spread diseases as they scavenge, making their control a priority.

Our tips for preventing an ant infestation.

Prevention is key to keeping ants out of your home. Here are some effective ant prevention tips:

  • Cleanliness – regularly wipe down work surfaces, sweep and hoover to remove food particles.
  • Food Storage – Keep food in sealed containers and manage pet food dishes to not attract ants.
  • Spillages – promptly clean up any spills, whether it’s a sugary beverage or a crumb from a snack
  • Seal Entry Points – Check for and seal off any cracks and crevices that might serve as entry points for ants.
  • Empty and Clean Bins – ensure that your bins are emptied and cleaned regularly.
  • Manage Moisture – Repair leaky faucets and ensure areas like lofts remain dry.

Ants in your home can be unsettling, but understanding why they’ve invaded and how to prevent them are key steps in keeping your space ant free.  Vergo Pest Management is here to help, offering expertise to correctly identify, treat and remove ant problems, big or small, from your home.

Don’t let ants take over your home, contact us today on 0344 335 0330 or via our online enquiry form, and see how we can make your home comfortable and pest-free again.

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