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Five Reasons Why Ants Enter Your Evansville Home—And How to Stop Them!

Have you ever gone to make a snack only to find your kitchen counter swarming with ants? Or maybe you've come home from work to find a long line of ants marching across your living room floor. If so, you're not alone. But why do they do it? Read on to learn the five main reasons ants choose to enter your home—and what you can do to stop them!

1. Food: One of the most common reasons ants enter homes is because they're looking for food. If your home has even the smallest crumb or spill, ants will be able to smell it from outside and they'll be drawn in. To keep ants out, be sure to sweep and vacuum regularly, and wipe up any spills as soon as they happen. You might also want to think about storing food in airtight containers.

2. Water: Just like we need water to survive, so do ants. If your home is providing a source of water for ants—say, a leaky faucet or a damp basement—they're going to take advantage of it. To keep ants away, make sure all of your plumbing is in good working order and that there isn't any standing water on your property.

3. Shelter: Believe it or not, ants are looking for a place to call home just like we are! If your home offers shelter from the weather and predators, ants will definitely take advantage of it. You might also want to consider trimming back any trees or shrubs that are touching your house, as this can provide an easy way for ants—and other pests—to get inside.

4. Warmth: In the colder months, ants will sometimes come into homes in search of warmth. If you have an ant problem during the winter, it's likely because they're coming in from the cold through cracks and holes in your walls or foundation. To prevent them from getting inside, seal up any openings you find and make sure your windows and doors fit snugly in their frames.

5. Finally, some ants may come into your home because they're looking for a safe place to live—away from bad weather and predators. While there's not much you can do about this one, it's important to remember that safety is one of the main reasons ants choose to enter homes.

Remember, if you're ever dealing with an ant problem inside your home, don't hesitate to give Yikes Pest Control a call. We're a veteran-owned pest control company that specializes in solving all kinds of pest issues before they begin!

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