Why Your House Has So Many Ants in the Winter


Ants are cold-blooded so they require warmth to survive during the winter. That’s why you are probably seeing more ants than usual in the house once the cold weather kicks in. In addition to warmth, ants find houses such as yours really attractive because they are also likely to find a plentiful amount of food and water. It can be very difficult to control ants once they have established themselves indoors so it’s important to plan ahead and nip them in the bud as soon as you can.

To get rid of ants in the house during the winter season, you need to make your house as unattractive as possible. If you haven’t already been doing so, you should be vacuuming the house everyday (especially the kitchen and dining area) and making sure there are no crumbs or leftover pieces on the floor.

It’s also important to make it as difficult as possible for the foraging ants to enter your house before winter. Check along the windowsill, walls, and doors to make sure there are no easy gaps or cracks for ants to enter through. Weatherstrips are great for blocking gaps along the doors and windows. They also provide the added benefit of insulating your house.

If the winter ants have already made their way into your house then there are a couple of home remedies you could try to eliminate them. Those who are seeking an immediate solution should grab a few boxes of Terro ant bait, which uses borax as an active ingredient.