Ants are one of the most common nuisances for homeowners. Once you have an ant problem, it can be challenging to find the source and eliminate the infestation. While most ant problems are more annoying than harmful, some ants can cause damage to your home. Knowing how to prevent and eliminate ants and when to call for professional ant control is important. Here are some easy ways to avoid and remove ants from your home.
- Close-Off Entryways – If you can figure out where the ants are coming from, you can best close off all entryways. This may involve sealing cracks, replacing damaged window screens, and even trimming bushes and trees to keep them away from your house.
- Eliminate Food and Water Sources – The best thing you can do to eliminate an ant problem is to keep your kitchen clean. Any crumbs or food residue on the counters or sink will attract ants. You may also want to ensure you don’t have leaky pipes or a damp basement, as the water and humidity will also lure ants into your home.
- Know When to Call for Ant Control – While you may have taken steps to reduce the risks of an ant problem, an ant infestation may still pop up and be too much for you to handle. It’s best to call for professional help. The problem will be eliminated with proper ant control, and measures will be put into place to keep them from returning.
Do you have an ant problem in your home? Give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss tactics and our ant control services to best eliminate the ants.