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Tips To Prevent Ants In Your Bathroom

Finding ants in the bathroom can be a real head-scratcher. Why would they congregate in the bathroom if they love food? In reality, your bathroom can be a kind of ant-oasis without you even noticing it. But don’t worry, there’s a solution for that.

Bathrooms check every box for ants’ dream homes because they are usually dark, full of moisture, and warm. Therefore, you must be vigilant in preventing ants from setting up to begin with.

Our top-rated Glendale pest control company wrote this brief guide to help. We will walk you through everything you need to know about ants in your bathroom and how to get rid of them.

Ants in a bathroom in Arizona

Why Do I Have Ants In The Bathroom?

For ants, your bathroom is like your favorite vacation spot: a beautiful paradise they don’t want to leave. They love bathrooms so much they can even move and start their colonies there!

These small bugs want to live in a warm, sheltered place with access to food and water nearby. They will love it even more if the bathroom is dimmer or darker.

A messy bathroom is more attractive to ants than a kitchen. The reason? Ants love old rotting hair in your drains more than food. Worse yet, they love everything they see in your trash bin, so they see your bathroom and the trash bin as a buffet.

Additionally, humidity is common in the bathroom, meaning there’s warmth and water all around. Practically an ant paradise!

Finding ants in your bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean it is gross. It only means this spot is more suitable for ants than the place they were before.

Puddles of water, perfumes, and soaps can also attract them. Contact a Gilbert pest control company if you see ants in your bathroom before you have hundreds of them at home!

Preventing Tips

All you need to do to avoid ants in the bathroom is make it less hospitable for them. Get rid of their food and water supply so they cannot stay there forever.

Also, follow these tips:

  • Turn on the overhead fan (if you have one) and leave the bathroom door open every time you finish taking a shower.
  • Clean your bathroom often.
  • Use an old cloth to absorb puddles of water.
  • Empty the trash bin often and clean it out with soapy water.
  • Mop your bathroom floor regularly.
  • Check cap and lids on perfumes, soaps, deodorants, and toothpaste to ensure they are secured.
  • Unclog the sink and bathtub regularly.
  • Clean shower math and replace them if they have mold.

Repair and caulk tiles when necessary.
Knowing how the ants entered your home will help you prevent more from following the same road. Read the information below to learn more.

How Can I Get Rid of Ants In The Bathroom?

Seeing many ants in your bathroom is a nightmare. Sadly, it’s much easier to prevent ants than to get rid of them. But don’t call the Queen Creek pest control company yet. You may be able to get rid of them by following these recommendations:

Eliminate Their Food & Water Source

Where are the ants colonizing? How did they get into the bathroom? What is attracting them? You must ask yourself all these questions to know how to deal with ants.

Once you know the answers, take all of the preventive measures we mentioned before.

Also, fix leaky pipes and plug up cracks to keep future ants away.

Create a Homemade Vinegar-Based Ant Repellant

Eliminate scent trails to prevent other ants from the colony from following the same route! Scent trails are what ants use to follow a destination, so better get rid of them.

A simple mixture of water and white vinegar will wipe out those pheromone or scent trails.

Use Ant Traps To Take Down The Whole Colony

Ant traps attract and poison the ants within a few hours. The poisoned ants return to their colony and infect the other ants with that poison, killing them afterward.

Set up a few ant traps if you prefer to wipe out the entire colony at once.

Contact a Trusted Pest Control Technician In Phoenix

If the ant traps and vinegar mixtures didn’t work, the problem is a bit worse than anticipated. If that’s the case, calling a professional exterminator service might be your best solution.

At Varsity Termite & Pest Control, we can help! We have the best workman and tools to eradicate ants in your bathroom and any area in your house, so give us a call to get started!

 
 
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Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
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Mesa, AZ85206

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Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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