I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand ants. Honestly, they are my worst! If I walk into the kitchen and see a string of ants over the counter top or on the wall, I just freak out.
Ants are sociable creatures, but when they creep into our homes, they can cause serious problems. Ants that may be a nuisance for property owners include the harvester ants, carpenter ants, Argentine ants, and pavement ants.
Contemporary civilization regards the ant a nuisance, and due to the adaptive and resilient nature of ant colonies getting rid of one is almost impossible. Admittedly, ants can be tough to control, but with the right protective measures, you can have a home free from these unwelcome guests.
A home inspection is one of the most crucial things you will need to do. Most importantly, it could expose concealed issues with your property that are not readily visible to you. You should never, ever overlook the home inspection process if you don’t want to be left with a potential money pit.
To locate ant nests, tag along their trails. Ants leave behind a chemical trail along their chosen paths to and from a food source so other ants can effortlessly locate the food. By watching where ants go after arriving at their food source, you will easily find a trail to their nest. Once you’ve found the ants’ nest, treat it directly if possible or use non-repellent insecticides around the house and on the trails.
Have a Reputable and Trustworthy Exterminator Put an Ant Barrier Around Your Home
Generously spraying pesticides around the perimeter of your home is a good line of defense against ants. This will keep the ants off and not allow them to get close enough to enter your home. You can also try this, but take caution to ensure that the chemicals are not harmful to anything else, such as pets or people.
Get Rid of Trash as Soon as You Create It
If you have scraps from a meal, take them outside and put them in the trash can. Keep the trash can away from the house. If you are one of those who keep it in the garage for convenience, you are just sending out an invitation for the ants.
Keep Area In and Around Your Home Clean
House ants live outdoors not far from the house and eventually, march into your house on the hunt for food and water.
You should always practice good sanitation as this is one of the best ways to make your home less attractive to house ants. Keep garbage, crumbs, and spills cleaned up in the kitchen. Make sure all your sugary food is stored in tightly sealed containers. Spray vinegar in any cracks, counter tops and near baseboards where they might be on the move. Allow the vinegar to dry on the surfaces; this helps to eliminate their chemical trail.
It is incredibly easy to get rid of ants at home. To sum it up, you just have to have a clean environment. Remember these helpful tips and your home will be free from ants.