Like most people, you probably don’t enjoy sharing your bed with ants.
Ants can be a real nuisance and be challenging to get rid of. This blog post will discuss the best tips and tricks for getting rid of ants on your bed. We’ll also provide some helpful hints on preventing them from returning.
So, want to know how to get rid of ants on your bed? Let’s get started!
Ants on Your Bed? Here is Our Guide
What type of ant is it?
The first step to getting rid of ants on your bed is identifying the ant type. This will help you determine the best course of action for getting rid of them. There are many types of ants, so it’s essential to identify the specific type you’re dealing with.
The most common type of ant found in homes is the house ant. You know these; you’ve probably seen millions of them in your life! The common house ants are small, black or brown, living in colonies. If you see a line of ants marching into your home, the chances are they’re house ants.
Another common type of ant is the carpenter ant. These ants are larger than house ants and can be black or red. Carpenter ants are known for damaging wood and should be removed as soon as possible.
Pharaoh ants may also be found in homes. These ants are small and yellowish-brown in color. Pharaoh ants are known to carry diseases, so it’s vital to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Now that you know what type of ant you’re dealing with, it’s time to take action!
Your bed – what is it that is attracting the ants?
There are two main reasons why ants are on your bed.
- There is a ready food supply
- It is a route to a read for or water supply
That’s pretty much it!
The best thing you can do is stop eating on your bed. Not only do the crumbs attract ants, but they will attract other pests too.
Natural methods of getting rid of ants from your bed
There are a few natural methods that you can use to get rid of ants from your bed.
- Vinegar and Water: You can also try using a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. I have used this method to kill ants in the past, but it isn’t guaranteed. Mix vinegar and water to make an ant killer spray!
- Diatomaceous Earth: Another option is to use diatomaceous earth, a type of fossilized algae that kills insects by puncturing their exoskeletons.
- Lemon Juice: If you don’t mind your bed smelling of lemon juice, ants (in my experience) do not like it. Sprinkle on areas where you have seen them.
- Essential Oils: Essential oils like peppermint oil or lemon oil can also be effective in getting rid of ants and other pests. Put a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and wipe it around the areas where you’ve seen ants. Do not use peppermint oil around children, though.
- Do not eat in your bedroom: The littlest of food crumbs will attract ants into your bedroom. If you do eat on your bed or in your room, make sure you clean up. Food is the biggest ant attractor, so eliminate it to keep the ant population down.
- Check outside for ant nests: If an ant nest is nearby, get rid of it! If you don’t get rid of the nearby colony, you risk getting more ants into your home.
- Store food correctly: If you store for in your home or bedroom, you should always store it in insect-proof containers.
You can also use Borax but be careful. Borax can cause health issues, so you should always use it cautiously.
If you want something that kills ants, you can always use a steam cleaner! Steam cleaners will kill them immediately, but be sure to get all the ants.
Seal ant entry points!
The best way to stop ants is to stop them from coming into your bedroom in the first place!
Look throughout your bedroom and all the rooms close by. Your job is to identify ant entry points. You should be looking for:
- Holes in the walls
- Gaps near doors
- Gaps near windows
- Holes in the ceiling
- Holes near piping or wiring entering your home
Seal all of these entry points to reduce the chances of you getting an ant infestation.
Commercial methods of getting rid of ants from your bed
You can use a few commercial techniques to eliminate ants from your bed. The most popular products are ant traps with bait laced with poison. Place under the bed or near areas where ants are seen.
Ant baits are also available, which can be placed in strategic locations around the bed. These products usually contain a sweet substance that attracts ants, taking the bait back to their nest and sharing it with other ants. This will eventually kill the entire colony. So if you want to kill ants en mass, using an ant trap laced with bait is your best bet.
Another method is to use an insecticide spray, which you should direct at any cracks or crevices where ants may be entering the bed.
This will kill the ants on contact and also help discourage other ants from entering the area.
Call in a professional pest control expert if you struggle with an infestation.
If you have a severe ant problem, it may be necessary to call in a professional exterminator.
Given the cost, some people view this as a last resort. It can be expensive and may require the use of harsh chemicals.
However, a professional may be your best bet if you have a large infestation or are struggling to eliminate ants with other methods. They will be able to identify the source of the problem and eliminate the ants using effective methods.
Can ants come back into the bedroom?
Yes, ants can come back into the bedroom. They will return if they find food or water sources in the bedroom.
To prevent ants from coming back into the bedroom, follow the strategies on this page. First, make sure to clean up any food or water spills right away. Keep your bedroom clean and free of clutter so ants don’t have anywhere to hide.
Sealing up any cracks or holes where ants might be coming into the room can also help.
If you’re dealing with an ant infestation, these tips will help you eliminate ants on your bed.
You can finally be free of these pests by combining methods – from DIY remedies to professional extermination services.
My approach is to use natural methods to repel ants but treat the local area with ant bait.