Why Do Ants Suddenly Appear?

3 Common Reasons For An Ant Invasion


Updated August 2022

As any homeowner knows, there are few pests more pesky than ants. Ants aren’t dangerous, and they don’t sting or cause pain, but when they invade, they invade quickly in massive groups. It might feel like no matter how many times you spray them, they keep returning and coming back. While it might seem like a tireless situation, you can get rid of them if you find the root cause of their invasion.  Learn some of the reasons why ants suddenly appear.

Why Do Ants Suddenly Appear?

Sugar, Crumbs, and Uncovered Food

The most common reason that ants invade is that they have found access to sugars and uncovered foods. Ants send scavengers all around your home to try to find some sign of food. When they do, they go back to their nest, send a message to other workers, and suddenly swarms of these ants will come into your house to pick up food for the rest of their colony.

spoon of sugar with many red ants on it, insects indoors, danger of infestation or pestDog Food

It’s not always your food either. Dog food can also lead to ant invasions because the food is often sitting outside for extended periods of time. While many people control their own food, they often forget about pet food and the way that pet food is often sitting in the same spot out in the open. Dog food, cat food, and any form of animal food can be a common source of ant invasions.

Dirty Kitchen Sink

You might be surprised ants are drawn to the kitchen sink. When food and grease build-up, it’s the perfect feeding spot with a nearly endless supply of goodies. While it might not be their first stop in your kitchen, is certainly appealing. Ants will gladly climb inside and get a snack. Then, they let other members of their colony know they found food.

Nearby Nests

In some cases, the problem may not be with what’s around your house. The problem may simply be that you have ant colonies too close to your home and too many holes and openings on your property. You’ll need to have someone inspect the property thoroughly to find nearby colonies and eradicate them. Unfortunately, if your infestation is severe, you might find out they made a nest inside your home.

Easy Access Points

Before ants can disrupt the peace inside your home, they need to find a way in. Common ant entry points include open doors and windows, cracks in the walls, plumbing fixtures, and gaps in the foundation. While the ants explore around their nest, they might discover easy access points on your property and then find the food you’ve left out for them.

Ants Won’t Suddenly Appear When You Have Help from Green Pest Solutions.

Your pest professionals at Green Pest Solutions understand the frustration of having pests, like ants, invade your home. Whether you have pavement ants, carpenter ants, or any other kind of ant, our experienced technicians have the know-how necessary to identify and control your ant problem. Call us today at 877-636-9469 for a free estimate.


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One Comment

Ants are more towards irritating end rather than being dangerous. I would like to see some more post on Ant Control. Thanks for this wonderful piece of information.