Ants and insects below tiles: how is this possible?There are hundreds of thousands of flats constructed everywhere. It is a huge business in South India as well, in the metro cities. And in the fast developing B class cities too.
A flat that is twenty years old, does show up in maintenance costs. A relative wanted to completely redo both the western rest rooms with completely new tiles and the closets as well. When the contractor dug up the tiles, we found thousands of ants and small insects. The tiles were laid very well, and we did not face any problem of any insect all these years in the flat.
How is that the ants and insects enter tiles that are perfectly laid by the contractor on cemented bases? The contractor was not able to give a big scientific reason, except saying that there are small pores in the tiles. However, these pores are not visible to the naked eye.
The entire process is now over. The two rest rooms now look as grand as ever. However, will the insects come back? And the ants?
Members who know the scientific explanation, please do share your views.