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Let’s Get Rid of Ants in the Bathroom

 In Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

Ants in a bathroom in Central FL - Heron Home & OutdoorAnt infestations happen every day in Central FL. It’s something that’s inevitable—it comes with the climate. Anthills are constantly popping up in our backyards hosting species ranging from fire ants to sugar ants. Eventually, these ants are going to come crawling up our walls and into our homes to find food, water, and shelter. More often than not, they’re going to find what they need in your bathroom. So, what can you do to stop them? Read on to learn from our ant control experts at Heron Home & Outdoor.

Why Ants Are Getting Into Your Bathroom

Standing water pooling up in your shower, in your sink, or on your bathroom floor can provide ants with a hydration source on their way to other rooms in your home. Carpenter ants are well-known for infesting bathrooms because of the likelihood of water-damaged wood nearby to tunnel through. That said, though, all kinds of ant species can find something that they need in your bathroom. These are the ways that they usually find their way inside:

  • Holes near plumbing fixtures or cracks in the pipes
  • Ventilation system openings
  • Cracks in the foundation and walls
  • Slightly open windows and doors

Ants also might have found their way to your bathroom from another room in your home. Try to follow their trail to its source to figure out where they’re coming from.

Get Rid of Ant Trails in Your Bathroom

Determining the source of your ant infestation is the most important part of ant control. This is because without eliminating the colony, ants will continue to find their way into your home looking for resources. Unfortunately, tracing an ant trail can be very difficult, even impossible when they travel through walls and floors. This is why getting ahead of ants with preventative measures is the best way to handle ants in Central Florida. We suggest taking these ant prevention measures:

  • Check that your windows and doors seal properly
  • Make sure your bathrooms ventilation systems are working
  • Move mulch away from your foundation and trim plants away from exterior walls
  • Replace any wood with water damage in your home
  • Seal cracks outside your home with a silicone-based caulk

Central FL Ant Exterminators

If you can’t figure out where the ants in your bathroom are coming from and are having no luck getting rid of them, it’s time to get your local ant exterminators involved. At Heron Home & Outdoor, we train our ant control team to perform property-wide inspections to determine the infestation source, flush out all active colonies, and show you how to keep ants out of your bathroom and the rest of your home in the future. Reach out today to learn more about our ant extermination process and receive a free quote on our services!

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