How Can I Get Rid of Little Ants in My Bathroom?

08 April 2024 · 2 min read

If you’ve noticed tiny ants marching across your bathroom floor or countertops, you’ve come to the right place to find the solution. Ants are a common pest problem in bathrooms because the moisture and dark, undisturbed areas create an ideal environment for ants. While having ants in your bathroom is unpleasant, there are steps you can take to get rid of little ants in your bathroom and prevent future infestations.

Why Ants Love Bathrooms

Ants are attracted to the bathroom for a few key reasons. First, they require moisture to survive, and bathrooms provide plenty of it thanks to sinks, showers, bathtubs, and even condensation. Ants will drink from any source of standing water that they find.

Bathrooms also provide ants with plenty of dark, undisturbed areas to build nests. They can fit into cracks, crawl spaces, behind tiles, beneath cabinets, and along bathroom walls or floors. Ant colonies can easily settle in because there are so many ideal nesting locations.

Types of Ants You Might Find

While you’re more likely to encounter small black ants such as odorous house ants, there’s also a possibility of seeing pharaoh and carpenter ants in your bathroom. Carpenter ants are large, black, or red ants that create tunnels through wood to build nests, causing structural damage.

Countertops, walls, baseboard, cabinets are all made out of wood in a bathroom. But carpenter ants could be traveling through from an adjacent room or using the bathroom as access to other areas of moisture damaged wood in your home. Seeing large black or red ants indicates that you may have a carpenter ant infestation that requires professional treatment.

Getting Rid of Bathroom Ants

You might be surprised to learn that ants consider certain items in the bathroom as food. In rare instances, you might even catch ants eating your toothpaste and soap! To prevent this from happening, clean up any trails of toothpaste and soap along your sink and countertops. 

Additionally, seal any entry points to prevent easy access to the bathroom. Thoroughly clean your bathroom, paying special attention to corners, edges, and any areas where you notice ant activity. Use a vinegar solution to eliminate any trail pheromones that the ants are following. 

Lastly, inspect your bathroom for any holes, check under sinks, around pipes, and along baseboards. Seal the potential entry points with caulk or petroleum jelly.

The Inspection and Treatment Process by Greenhouse 

If the ants persist despite your efforts to clear ant trails, eliminate food sources, and seal entry points, it’s time to call in professional pest control assistance.

At Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control, our technicians begin by thoroughly inspecting your bathroom and home. We identify the type of ant you’re dealing with, track down ant trails and potential nesting sites, and look for any moisture or structural issues that could be causing the infestation.

We’ll create a personalized treatment plan once we’ve determined the root cause of your ant problem. Our professional will use kid and pet- friendly products to effectively eliminate ants while protecting your loved ones and your home. 

Don’t let ants gain a foothold in your bathroom. At the first signs of ant activity, contact us at Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control. Let us eliminate those ants for good, so you can enjoy a pest-free bathroom.


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