Ants are most active during spring and summer months. However, they can be a year-round pest. Ants enter our homes seeking out moisture. Once inside, they nest in secluded places. They are commonly found near their food and moisture sources. This is why kitchens and bathrooms are most common for ants appear in homes.
You can help reduce the risk of having an ant issue by doing the following –
⦁ Trim all trees, bushes and vines at least 18″ back from structure.
⦁ Remove any clutter and/or leaf litter away from the exterior of structure.
⦁ Keep all rain gutters and down spouts clean and clear.
⦁ Improve grading so all precipitation is directed away from structure.
⦁ Repair any damaged/missing grout and/or caulking around sinks, tubs and showers.
⦁ Fix any leaking pipes or faucets.
⦁ Remove/Replace any water-damaged wood from structure. (windows, doors, skylights, siding, fascia boards, roof, etc.)
Reducing as much moisture as possible will aid in the prevention of ants. Once ants are present in your home it is best to consult a professional. It is important to apply the correct product in the appropriate manner to ensure the safety of all pets and people living inside of the home. This is a job best left to an Illinois Depart of Public Health licensed professional like Lake Cook Pest Control.
If you are experiencing an ant issue, contact Lake Cook Pest Control and we will properly assist you.