With everything we put up with during midwestern winters, you’d think we’d at least get a reprieve from kitchen pests. But we don’t. Of course we don’t. Kitchen ants are relentless, and that doesn’t change just because it’s freezing outside. In fact, some species of ant impose themselves on your home because it’s freezing outside. So now we have another thing to blame winter for. Believe it or not, there’s one upside to the relentlessness of your kitchen ants: they’re predictable. The ants bothering you during winter behave exactly the same way the ants bothering you any other time would. They want the same things for most of the same reasons. More importantly, you can stop them the same ways. Here’s everything you need to know to reclaim your kitchen this winter. Don’t give up; spring will come again some day!