Why Do Ants Come Into the House?

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Ants will come into houses for different reasons, the first of which is shelter, but they will also come into a house looking for food. Discover how cleanliness can help a person to get rid of ants with help from a certified pest control operator in this... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida and letting you know that ants always come into the house because of a couple different things. Number one is shelter, they need to have shelter and they need to have food and these are primary things that ants always look for. If it is cold outside the ants come in to either make a nest and start new colonies within your home or they are looking for food. How can you get rid of these ants though once they are in your home? Well remember cleanliness, number one, cleaning up any spilled food around the home, making sure that the house is kept in a neat order, also caulking and sealing up any openings where these ants are gaining entry to the home. Once they are in the home and you want to get rid of them you have to have them identified to find out what type of ant they are because each ant actually requires a different type of control method. Most homeowners go out and buy something from the grocery store to get rid of ants, little ant stations, those will help you get rid of them or getting the professional out there to properly identify and doing the application for you. Those are the easiest ways to get rid of them once they are in the house. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.