By: PestCom Pest Management
The warmer spring weather brings with it longer days, more outside time with the family and,
unfortunately, bugs. Pests tend to make a presence during the changing of the seasons, which
is why you may notice more ants, spiders, bees and other insects in or around your property
during this time of year.
Ants are usually one of the first insects homeowners in Idaho notice when the weather warms
up. The invasion of ants isn’t something you have to simply accept, though. There are several
ways to prevent ants from moving into your home, and they don’t take much work.
What attracts ants to homes?
Ants become more active in the spring, and they instantly go on the hunt for a place to settle in.
They need a warm place with ample food and water, as well as shelter from heavy spring rains
or intense sunny days. Your home likely provides all of those things.
Carpenter ants , which are some of the most destructive ants out there, like to build nests within
wall cavities because of the extra safety and security they provide. If your home has cracks and
crevices for them to enter and exit, as well as plenty of food for them to eat, they’ve hit the
To make your home less appealing to ants of all kinds, here are some steps to take.