Our team here at Castle Exterminators understands that you care about your home, and we want to help you make it the best it can be. For the vast majority of homeowners, their ideal vision of their home does not include ants–although ants are small, and many species are harmless, they are still an irritating nuisance that you shouldn’t have to put up with. In this article, our team will provide some ant control tips to help you keep these pests out of your home.
- Remove Easy Food Sources- One of the most effective methods of ant control is to simply remove any food sources they could easily access. To do this, make sure to wash your dishes promptly, wipe down your counters to remove crumbs, sweep regularly, and store any food or garbage in secure, sealed containers.
- Erase Ant Trails- Even if you clean up after spotting ants, you will likely see more return to the area unless you wipe away the pheromone trails that these insects use to navigate. To do this, we recommend using a 1:3 parts mixture of vinegar and water, spraying it anywhere you see ants. You can also put coffee grounds on any colonies you already know about, as the coffee aroma will confuse their sense of smell.
- Impede Access- A third method of ant control is to make it harder for these insects to enter your home from outside. To do this, you can trim back trees, bushes, and other plants so that they do not touch your home, as well as seal any cracks or gaps.