Ants are not fun. I live about 3 hours North of the BB house. Sometimes I feel like my house was built on top of an ant hill.
We have different kinds that seem to look for sugar/salt/water/you name it.
We don't always have them.....but now I just keep everything in plastic bags or plastic containers. Don't understand why BB doesn't spray (maybe they have)
and provide the HGs with containers to put the opened food in. Of course, it would help if the HGs didn't eat in all the rooms of the house, cleaned up after themselves, didn't leave food out and dirty dishes out etc.