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What to do if you’ve moved into a house with ants

Ants or Avoidants Before we get started, it should be said that, especially with ants, prevention is the best medicine. So if you still haven’t moved, it’s best to read up on how you can avoid moving into a house with ants. We’ve given tips on how to avoid pests when moving on our blog, so checking out this article might be a good starting point. Getting building histories regarding pests from certified building inspectors is another item to do to ensure you haven’t moved into a house with ants. Rentitornot.com is also a good place to check and see if previous tenants/owners have had problems with ants or any other pests. But sometimes you check every nook and cranny for ants and there’s no sign of them…until you move in. That’s okay! It happens to many of us! If that’s the case, then keep reading. Before you do anything, find out if your ants are friends or foes Sometimes ants can actually be doing more good than harm. The Vancouver Sun says garden ants can often help your new backyard. For instance, ants prey on pests such as caterpillars that may kill off plants in your new garden. Figure out what kinds of ants live on your property. For example, black ants generally aren’t harmful, but fire ants can be aggressive and dangerous. Find out, and ask yourself if they are a threat or if they’re minding their own business. If you’ve moved into a house with ants, find their nest According to the Vancouver Sun article we mentioned above, perhaps the simplest way to deal with an ant...