Ants are very common in New Jersey, and although they’re tiny, they can cause big problems for local homeowners. Ants can squeeze through the very smallest cracks and gaps in homes as they search for food, water, and shelter. One place that ants often gravitate to when they get inside is the bathroom, which can really throw off your normal hygiene and grooming routine.
Here are some tips for how to get rid of ants in your bathroom and where to turn for professional help to get a bathroom ant infestation under control.
Why Do Ants Live in Bathrooms?
There are a lot of things about a bathroom that makes it the perfect place for ants to live. These rooms of the house are dark and moist, with easy access to water. Bathrooms provide ants with a damp environment from condensation after you shower, pools of water from clogged drains, and plenty of smells from your favorite soaps and lotions. Even if you make a point to clean your bathroom on a weekly basis, ants can still make their homes here between your cleanings and without going noticed in dark corners and under the sink.
Ant Control in Bathrooms
Ant control in the bathroom often involves setting baits after identifying the type of ant you are faced with. Baits are most effective when they target specific kinds of ants, and yes, we do have several different types in our region. Yet, getting rid of ants in bathrooms starts with finding the place where they are coming in from and following their trails. From there, look for what is attracting them to the area, such as a leaky pipe or crack in the wall. If you don’t address an ant infestation promptly, the ants can get into your toiletry products, cause plumbing problems, and be very unsettling for everyone in your household and guests.
Professional Help with Bathroom Ants
The professional exterminators at Precise Pest Control can identify the ants in your bathroom and come up with a quick and effective solution to get rid of them. There are DIY home remedies that you can try to eliminate ants from your bathroom, such as white vinegar, borax, and coffee grounds. But if that sounds like too much of a hassle to mess with and you simply want the ant situation to go away as quickly as possible, Precise Pest Control should be your first call.
Prevention Tips for Ants in the Bathroom
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent ants from inhabiting your bathroom for the next time after we have come out to exterminate the existing ant colony. When you are done using the shower, turn on the bathroom fan or open a window to remove steam and reduce moisture levels. Clean the space between floor tiles to remove grime that can attract ants, and wipe up any puddles of water on the floor as soon as possible.
Other ways to prevent ants in the bathroom are to replace bathroom mats, empty the bathroom trash can regularly, and clean the bathroom drain occasionally. The area behind the toilet is an enticing place for ants and somewhere that you don’t look at every day. So, this is an important place to pay attention to with your regular bathroom cleanings.
We are here for you whenever you have an ant problem in the bathroom or elsewhere in the house. Call us at 866-971-2847 for a free ant inspection!