Indicators of an Ants Infestation ,How to Kill And Get Rid of Ants in your House

Ants are beneficial to the environment until they get in your home or buildings then they become  pests .Most of the ant damage and nuisance compliant calls are in city of bellevue, kirkland,Redmond,Mercer island,Sammamish,Issaquah,Medina,Yarrow point in washington  may be nesting outdoors and invading the house to find food.
It is not uncommon for colonies to establish satellite colonies indoors, while the main or parent colony remains outdoors.
Ant reproductive swarms from outdoor colonies may establish themselves in houses too.
It is important to locate the access points into the house and seal them. Ants often enter the house through door and window trim, holes around plumbing and wiring, etc.

Making it difficult to reach their food source will encourage the pests to look elsewhere for food.Seeing large numbers of winged ants in your house is often a clue that the nest is indoors.However, finding the nest can be quite difficult.Nests are commonly found in the following locations.
soil around or under the house, beneath sidewalks and driveways, along steps and foundations,under debris and rocks, in stumps or other damp, decayed wood, in trees, and in lawns.Some common nest locations include decaying structural timbers, attics, wall and floor voids,under sinks, behind cabinets, and many similar hard-to-reach places.

Ants require moisture to survive, so remove any decay in building.

— Home infestations are often traced to the lawn, so treating the lawn often solves the problem. A chemical barrier is a temporary but effective treatment if applied around the outside of the house.

— Foraging worker ants are quick to find crumbs, grease, food scraps and food in open or partly open containers. Keep the kitchen clean.

— Insecticides can get rid of ants indoors, but they don’t eliminate the root of the problem — the colony. If you use an insecticide indoors, buy one made for indoor use.

— Treating the trails that ants follow inside from their outdoor nest will often discourage them from coming in again. If you can find the trail, follow it to the nest and treat it with a labeled insecticide. Always read labels before using one of these products.

Why do ants come to my house in the summer?

Ants invade homes and other structures in search of food, water, and shelter. Therefore, effective ant management needs to be a combination of control methods that involve inspection, sanitation and exclusion, habitat modification.
It is important to check carefully and thoroughly both indoors and outside to determine areas of ant activity, nest locations, and type of ant present. Indoors, follow ant trails to locate their entry point such as an electrical outlet or gap along a baseboard or around a water pipe. Outside, check the foundation, walkways, trees and shrubs, and in mulched areas for ant trails. Look for nests in mulch and vegetation next to the foundation. Check under potted plants, patio blocks, and stepping stones, and in piles of rocks, lumber, and firewood. Inspect the foundation to find possible ant entryways such as areas where pipes enter the building, foundation cracks, and around doors and windows. If swarmers were found indoors, then you could very easily have an indoor infestation, e.g., in a wall void, in the crawlspace or in the ceiling. In those situations, a careful inspection of the crawlspace may also be needed.
Ants are attracted indoors to food and water sources. Make your home less attractive to ants by keeping it as clean as possible. Clean up any food spills and crumbs as quickly as possible. Rinse all food and drink containers thoroughly before placing them into trash or recycling bins. Remove food debris from your sink after washing dishes and cookware, and clean out strainers that collect food particles in sinks drains. Store food in air-tight containers or keep refrigerated. If possible, do not leave pet food out continuously. Frequently, ants enter homes in search of moisture. Check both interior and exterior water sources for leaks. “Ant-proof” your home by sealing up any gaps, cracks, or holes around windows, doors, and foundations.