Excess Rain Drives Ants Indoors

Excess Rain Drives Ants Indoors

This summer has been a rainy one for the Triad. With the rain comes many problems, including ants.

All the rain this summer has forced ants out of the moist ground and into people’s homes, causing many annoying infestations. The more saturated the earth gets, the more pests homeowners are seeing. When the ground gets really wet, the ants’ nests flood, driving them into homes.

However, there are many steps you can take to eliminate these pesky creatures.

Get Rid of Ants in Your Home

Ants often take up residence in people’s houses when they find a good food source — eliminating their food can help get rid of the ants. An easy way to do this is to seal food in air-tight containers. Keep your kitchen clean as well.

It can also be helpful to seal all cracks and crevices in your home. Caulking the passageways the ants use can keep them out of your home. Be sure to scrub around the ants’ entry points with a detergent to remove the trail pheromone and keep more ants from coming inside.

Protect Your Yard From Ants

Making simple changes outdoors can also help eliminate an ant infestation. Things you can do include:

  • Cutting back bushes, shrubs and other vegetation that touch the home.
  • Minimizing the amount of mulch you use. Use just enough to retain some moisture in the soil.
  • Looking for doorways, window ledges and other entry points that can be sealed.

Rely on Professional Pest Control & Lawn Care in Greensboro, Winston-Salem & Surrounding Areas

Many times, ant infestations require the help of a professional. Choose Go-Forth Pest Control — not only will we use our state-of-the-art extermination equipment and a personalized approach to ant control to get rid of ants, but we’ll also work hard to keep them from coming back.

Our My Elite, My Elite Plus and Premier Pest Control programs all work to keep ants at bay and infestations under control. These programs offer pest treatment and prevention services for all types of ants:

  • House ants
  • Carpenter ants
  • Black ants
  • And more…

To learn more about the pest and lawn services we offer in Greensboro and surrounding areas, give us a call today at (336) 841-6111.