The last thing that you want is for ants to infest your home, but unfortunately, this happens all the time. What people may not understand, is how these infestations start. If you are unaware of how they start, it can be very difficult for you to stop at infestation from happening. Thankfully, ants are fairly predictable and follow a general pattern when infesting a home. Here is how ant infestations start.
They Are Searching For Food
One big reason why ants infestations start is because they are in search of food. This means that any food that you have left out will likely be seen as a feast to them. Because of this, it is so important that you put all of your food away in enclosed containers. This will make it so that the ants aren’t as attracted to your home and are less likely to come inside and stay.
They Have Been Flooded Out
During the rainy months of the year, the outdoor homes of ants may be flooded out. When this happens, they may then come inside your home to find a new location to build their colony. This can lead to a great deal of ants coming into your home at one time. In this situation, the infestations will generally decrease as the rain decreases, but in the meantime you want to make sure that the ants that are already in your home are removed.
They Are Searching For Water
If it is exceptionally dry outside, then ants may actually come inside your home to search for water. Unfortunately, they are likely to find it in your toilets, bathtubs, showers, sinks, etc. This may cause them to stay and bring more of their ant colony with them.