Louisiana’s Scorching Temperatures Sending Ants Into Houses Across the State
Been confused as to why ants are marching up your driveway and getting inside your house? Here's why...
Why Are Ants Trying To Get In My House?
People all over Acadiana are dealing with ants fighting to get inside their houses right now.
It's probably not because your house is filthy.
Well, it certainly could be because of food crumbs all over your home, but we'll assume everything is nice and clean.
It's the scorching temperatures that are sending the ants into your house.
Obviously, it doesn't help if you have food and water out and available, but it's more likely the ants are invading your home to escape the heat.
Chances are the ants you're dealing with right now are crazy ants, and everyone is battling them right now because of the heat.
"When the hot weather rolls around, it’s not just humans that seek refuge in cooler spaces.
Ants are also on the lookout for a comfortable spot to escape the heat. Unfortunately, this often means that they will invade your home. If you don’t quickly address the issue, you’ll need to deal with a pest infestation."
How To Stop Ants From Getting Into Your House
Depending on how bad the problem has become, you may need to call a pest control service, but there are a few things you can do to try to resolve the problem on your own.
Your first step is to make sure everything is clean and tidy. Make sure you clean up any crumbs and potential food and water sources.
Pet food, pet food bowl, and trash cans can attract ants so make sure these are clean, kept in airtight containers, and make sure the trash cans and bins are closing properly.
Next, seal up any potential entry points like cracks or gaps in doors, walls, and foundations.
Finally, you can use natural ant repellants like peppermint oil or cinnamon to discourage the ants from coming inside your home.
Use the cinnamon or peppermint oil around doors, windows, and any other potential entry points to your home.
White vinegar is also said to work in stopping ants from trying to get into your house.
If you've done all of these things and nothing seems to be helping, then your next step will be to call in some professional help.
Read more at planetfriendlypestcontrol.com.