How to Permanently Get Rid of Ants in your House
Ants are known to be very social creatures, so where one ant goes many more are following not far behind. Ants may find their way into your house for numerous reasons but are more than likely there on the hunt for food. Just like any other type of creature, ants need food to survive. Ants are known to be peaceful insects, only interested in foraging food for their colony. In the eyes of an ant, your home is a potential food and water source which must be searched. Ants may also find their way into your home as a source of protection from various predators as well as the elements. Your house is the jackpot for any ants looking to find a new area to colonize. As non-harmful as these ants may seem, they can still be quite an annoyance after they’ve made themselves at home.
Is getting rid of ants easy?
Contrary to popular belief, expelling ants from your home isn’t always a simple process. The cleanliness of your home oftentimes has no effect on whether or not ants choose to invade. Infestations can range in severity from colonies within your walls to more simple scenarios such as just squishing any ants you may see crawling around. Be sure to disinfect and scrub down the area where you noticed any ant activity with any form of disinfectant such as Lysol wipes. Wiping down the area helps erase any lingering trail scents for others to follow. Ants have such a strong sense of smell that even those who have never been in your home are able to follow this trail straight to the source of food previous critters discovered.
Ant Removal Process and Prevention
The most effective way to rid your home of ants is figuring out the best way to prevent them from invading in the first place. Opting for a pest control team to come and continuously spray your property for pests is a great way to ensure no invasions happen in the future. Here at Pest Away our professional exterminators will tailor the process to the specific needs of your home in order to take the most effective approach when it comes to not only ridding your home of ants but keeping them away as well. Various options may include interior and exterior treatments, as well as ensuring all entry points are sealed up. Ensuring your home stays clean and sanitary is the best way to make your home as unappealing to ants as possible. As we mentioned before, ants are usually only in your home looking for a food source, so the more difficult you make it for them to gain access, the less likely they are to invade. If they can’t find what they came for, they’ll simply move on to the next potential source. Good news for you, not so much for your surrounding neighbors. As hard as we may try, maintaining a spotless home can be near impossible, especially in homes with children or pets. Although your kitchen may appear clean at first glance, simple things such as a few pieces of sugar, or a couple of crumbs left behind may come to your attention, upon further inspection. What may be a seemingly insignificant particle of food to us, could be enough to keep the colony alive. To prevent missing any food particles, not only wipe down your counters with a disinfectant but vacuum the floors when you’re done. This will help ensure no pieces of food were missed as they’re flung off the counter onto the floor.
On A Final Note
Once ants are already a problem, it can be very difficult for you to rid your home of them. As we mentioned before, even a spotless house can fall victim to an ant infestation. Here at Pest Away we are committed to helping you take back control of your house. If you have any questions or pest control needs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today!Tags: colonize, colony, critters, exterminator, hunt for food, infestation, insects, invading