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Signs of an Ant Infestation

Ant infestations can be annoying, dangerous, and can really make living in your house unpleasant, so it’s important to address them as quickly as possible. However, it can sometimes be determined whether there’s an infestation in your home or not. High Country Pest Control is here to provide you with information about the key signs of an ant infestation. Read on, and contact us in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas if you suspect an infestation right away!

Five ants in a circle.

You See a Few Ants

While a few ants may not seem too alarming, it can actually be a sign of a bigger problem. If you see multiple ants, it’s important to watch them closely. Are they forming a trail or going into your home or up your walls? If the ants look like they’re moving with purpose towards or away from your home or doorstep, contact High Country pest control, as you likely have an ant infestation.

Wooden Structures Are Beginning to Crumble

If any wooden structures within your home are beginning to crumble, that is a sign of a serious ant infestation. Wood that crumbles when you touch it or that can be easily cut with a knife is considered to be crumbling. Oftentimes, when ants cause damage, the outside of your wood structures will look fine, but will be weak when put under pressure.

Pipes coming out of wooden structures in a home’s ceiling.
Pile of dirt.

You Notice Piles of Dirt or Soil

Ants typically build nests in gardens and basements, so if you notice piles of dirt or soil in either of these areas, there’s a good chance that you’ve got an ant infestation on your hands. Look carefully at the pile and be sure not to touch it — disturbing it may anger the ants. If you do notice ants in the pile of dirt or soil, reach out to High Country Pest Control for ant extermination today!

Rustling Noises in Your Walls

Ants often make their way into your walls, so if you think you hear rustling, pay close attention. Ants can live within your walls, and they can also travel between walls with wallpaper on them. Look out for tears in your wallpaper, which is likely where the ants will enter. Additionally, if you suspect ants nearby, put your ear to the wall and listen closely.

Wide hallway of a home with light walls.

Contact an Ant Exterminator Today

If you notice any of the above signs in or around your home, taking action quickly is a must to get the ant infestation under control. Our team at High Country Pest Control can help! Reach out to us today to learn more about our services or to schedule insect pest control today!