Ants Coming Through the Walls

When it comes to owning a home in Highland, IL, there are many different things that most homeowners will have to remember when taking this big step. With the exciting decisions that come with buying a home like figuring out what color to paint the walls or furniture that will go with your theme, there are also weird but needed things to look out for. One thing you may not notice when you’re going about your day, but come across later is ants that come through your walls. This may be something you never thought of because honestly, who would? Ants come in many different sizes, and through an open area of the house that they can find? Figure out the why, how, and ways to prevent this from happening by continuing reading on!

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Why Are They in My Walls?

Like you and I? Ants want somewhere warm to stay where they know that food is located. For an ant, they will do anything to get into a home so seek shelter. As the weather gets colder, these pests will do anything that they can to make sure that they are safe from the wash cold and never-ending snow. Another reason like we said before is that ants will do what they can to eat. If there is a smell of food, or food laid out on your kitchen counters like fruit and such, they will be attracted to it. In a way, it’s like when someone in your home makes homemade cookies fresh from the oven. It’s hard for us to resist the temptation of taking one for ourselves. The same with ants! The reason why you are seeing ants in your walls is that there is an access point for them to get into. If you notice these creators, call someone from our team today!

How Do I Know if there are Ants?

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Maybe you have read this and haven’t seen an actual ant, but you are wanting to make sure your home is free of them. There are some common signs to know that they have entered your home. If you notice any trails going up and through your walls, dust that is collecting on the floors of your home near your walls, or even sounds of crawling coming through your walls, these could be signs. Another one is checking for actual ants. If they start appearing from out of nowhere or coming from your electrical sockets, this is an ant problem.

If you are noticing any of these signs, or have any questions at all about ants coming through your home. Give our team at IMEL Pest Control a call today!