Every year, our technicians at The Bug Man are called to wipe out ant infestations all over Central TN. All kinds of ants are trying to get into our homes in the region, and more often than not, these ants find what they need in our bathrooms. Sneaking out of their colonies and onto our properties after rapid weather shifts, ants on the hunt for food, water, and shelter can quickly become an unignorable nuisance. So, what can you do to get rid of ants in your bathroom? Read on to learn!
Why Are Ants Getting into my Bathroom?
The readily available water and shelter in our bathrooms make them a safe haven for ants. Water pooling up in your shower, in your sink, or on your floor can provide ants with a place to hydrate on their search for food. Carpenter ants in particular are well-known to infest bathrooms by tunneling through water-damaged wood, but all sorts of ants can end up in your bathroom. They usually make it inside in one of these ways:
- Ventilation system openings
- Cracks in your home’s walls and foundation
- Holes in and around plumbing fixtures
- Windows and doors that don’t close all the way
Ants can also sneak into your bathroom from other rooms in your home, so make sure to follow their trail and try to trace it back to where it’s coming from.
Getting Rid of Ant Trails in Your Bathroom
Many people end up stumped trying to figure out where their ants are coming from. Being such tiny insects, it’s easy for ants to travel through little cracks and gaps in your walls that you’ve never even noticed. To make matters worse, once they’re out of sight, it’s very difficult to figure out where the rest of their colony is. This is why we recommend getting ahead of possible infestations by taking preventative measures. We recommend these ant prevention strategies:
- Replace any water-damaged wood in your home
- Find and seal cracks along your home’s exterior with a silicone-based caulk
- Check your doors and windows to make sure they close properly
- Make sure your bathroom is well-ventilated
- Move mulch away from your foundation and keep plants trimmed away from your walls
Central TN Ant Exterminators
If you can’t figure out why ants are in your bathroom or where they’re coming from, you can trust your local ant exterminators to figure it out. The Bug Man’s technicians are trained to find the source of ant trails and eliminate colonies using industry-leading techniques and tools. We will make sure no opportunities for ant infestations remain and show you how to maintain an ant-free home going forward. For a free quote or to learn more about our ant control services, contact us today!
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How You Can Get Rid of Ants in the Bathroom in Central Tennessee
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