ants in the kitchen under baseboard is one common area for ant activityWhere to Check for Ants in the House (Short Answer)

Knowing where to find ants in your home makes it much easier to deal with them.

Common Areas For Ant Activity

  • Kitchen/Pantry: High risk due to food sources. Keep it clean and store food properly.
  • Bathroom: Fix leaks and dry out damp areas to reduce moisture that attracts ants.
  • Living Room: Clean up crumbs and spills, especially if food is consumed in the area.
  • Basement/Crawl Spaces: Check these secluded areas for nests, as they offer shelter and can go unnoticed.
  • Garage: Your garage is one of the least sealed-off parts of your home, making it easier for ants to gain access.

Signs of an Ant Infestation

If you notice any of these, it may tell you that the ant colony you’re searching for is nearby:

  • Visible Ant Trails: Ants follow scent paths to food sources, creating visible trails.
  • Frass (Ant Droppings): Tiny, dark specks near nests or along trails.
  • Rustling Sounds: Rustling within walls or flooring may signal a large ant colony.

Learn More About Where to Check for Ants in Your House

This is just a quick overview of the subject. For more in-depth information on where ants may be hiding in your house, check out our full article >> Where to Check in the House for Ants

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