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12 Pests of Christmas: Four Crawling Ants!

winter ant infestation🎵On the fourth day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...

Four crawling ants,

Three bed bugs,

Two black spiders,

And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵

One of the best parts of the holidays is the sweets -- the cakes, cookies, candies and other sugary treats make the cold days feel much warmer. But those same delicious foods can attract pests to your kitchen counters and floors. Ants especially are drawn to sugar-filled foods, and nothing would ruin Christmas dinner faster than a trail of ants on the counter. If you are worried about a winter ant infestation, you are in the right place.

Although ants are most active in warmer months, nothing is stopping them from infiltrating your house over the holidays and conquering your fruitcake. If you already have ants in your home, call us now at 425-482-2100 to address the problem. Our pest management professionals will keep your home clean and free of ants.

There are ways to help prevent ants in winter, however. Here are some tips.

How to Prevent a Winter Ant Infestation

Ants are attracted to food, so the cleaner you can keep your home, the better. Sweep up food crumbs off the floor, clean counters and tabletops often, and keep open foods in the refrigerator. Vacuum rugs and carpets to get rid of crumbs and keep ants out.

If you don't give ants a reason to come inside, they will stay out. Ants just want to eat and carry food back to their hill, so keeping your home tidy and clean will keep ants out for good.

Seal Your Home From Ants

The next step is to seal off access points where ants are getting int your home. Look for cracks, gaps, nooks and crannies where ants are crawling into your home, and seal them up. Ants are good at finding the smallest openings into your home and streaming through, so don't let them in!

Sometimes, it's not possible to seal every gap into your home -- ants are so small they can get through holes we can't even see. But if you keep your home clean and seal the most obvious access points, you will make it much harder for ants to get in.

Complete Ant Control Solutions

You can take all the preventative measures possible, and ants might still get in. For full-service pest control from certified professionals, call us now at 425-482-2100. We will make sure your home is ant-free for the holidays!