Ants are notorious in Georgia for being one of the hardest pests to get rid of. Even though most ant species aren’t quite dangerous, the ones that don’t bite, sting, or tunnel through wood will take over your house, forming trails that extend far out of sight. Additionally, it is difficult to predict when you might start dealing with ants because they usually emerge with rapid weather changes.
Many ant infestations start off in areas with sustained moisture, so it’s important to learn how to prevent and get rid of ants in your bathroom. Read on to learn from the ant exterminators at Active Pest Control!
Why Are There Ants in My Bathroom?
Ant infestations usually start because of an issue with excess moisture buildup. These pests will seek out pooling water in your shower, in your sink, and on the floor, looking for a reliable water source. Carpenter ants, in particular, infest bathrooms commonly because of the water-damaged wood that they often find. They burrow through damaged wood to make their nests and access the rest of your structural wood. All kinds of ants will infest your bathroom, though, and they usually find their way in through these access points:
- Trails through open windows and doors
- Cracks in walls and foundation
- Gaps and holes around plumbing fixtures
- Ventilation systems
Ants might have also traveled to your bathroom from another room in your home, so it’s important to try to find the source of their trail to get rid of them.
Getting Rid of Ants in Your Bathroom
The most important part of ant removal is finding out where the ant trail is coming from. This can be quite difficult because ants can travel through the tiniest cracks in walls, pipes, doors, and more. Because of this, it’s important to learn how to prevent ants before they infest your home in the first place. We recommend you take these ant prevention strategies:
- Seal cracks and gaps leading inside your home with a silicone-based caulk
- Move mulch away from the side of your home and keep plants trimmed back
- Replace any water-damaged wood that you find
- Ensure that your bathroom is well-ventilated
- Check that your doors and windows fully seal
Who Can Help Get Rid of Ants in Georgia?
If you can’t find where your ants are coming from, you need the help of a local pest control expert with experience tracing ant trails and locating colonies. Our ant exterminators at Active Pest Control are knowledgeable about the many ant species in Georgia and can provide quick and exhaustive ant removal services for both residential and commercial customers. Reach out today for a free quote!