Finding a trail of ants that have entered your home through your windows can be frustrating—especially since it can often come with a number of other types of pests with enough time. If you're sure that the source of their entry is through your windows, it's vital that you look into what you can do to block their entry indoors.
While you can certainly increase the amount of pest control you do throughout the year, it's best to also look into taking care of replacing the windows if your current windows are in poor shape or quite old. In order for you to be confident that the new windows serve their intended purpose—keeping ants and other pests out—make sure that you consider the following.
Make Sure the Insulation is Done Right
If you're worried about ants getting in due to poor insulation, it's important that you don't skip out on getting the insulation properly installed. Many people make the mistake of skimping on the insulation, either due to save money, or simply because they don't understand the importance. The insulation should be done well enough so that you won't need to worry about gaps leading to ants getting inside, along with making sure a draft won't enter your home.
Get Thick Screens Ants Can't Crawl Through
Since you likely want to crack open your windows from time to time to allow in a cool breeze, it's a good idea to look into what you can do to prevent ants from getting inside. Even with quality window panes, ants can still get inside if the screens aren't thick enough or have large holes in between the screen. Choosing a window screen with pests in mind will help ensure that you won't need to worry as much when you have the windows cracked open. Rather than standard mesh, opt for something more durable such as metal screens.
Keep the Windows Cleaned After They're Installed
A big reason why pests may become a problem in your home is simply due to dirty windows. If you leave the window frames without cleaning for an extended time, pests will be more likely drawn to them since they can make homes in the grime and it can lead to you being unhappy with the number of ants and other pests around.
Taking your time choosing window replacements can make a big difference in the confidence that you have with your windows and the pests in your home. By considering the above tips, your windows can look great installed and will help make pests much less likely of a problem. Contact a company like Jerry Newman Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. to get started.