DIY Ant Control Tips
How to end an ant infestation on your own
There are few things that are more annoying than an ant infestation in your home. Luckily, there are a number of ways to combat an ant invasion on your own. Read on to learn about DIY ant control.
Ever wonder why ants make their way into your home? It’s usually in search of food. These tiny insects can fit in even the tiniest spaces to gain entry to your home once they detect food. Therefore, homes with food lying around are most at risk. Keeping your home clean (especially your kitchen) is a great place to start. Take the trash out regularly, keep food stored in airtight containers, wash dirty dishes right away, and clean up spills as soon as they occur. Once ants find out that your home is a good place to start a colony, your ant population will multiply rapidly.
Non-repellant insecticides have proven more effective than repellant insecticides. It may seems counter-intuitive, but ants are unable to detect non-repellant insecticides, so they crawl right through them, bringing the poison back to their colony. This eventually kills the rest of the ants nesting there. This process may take some time, but it has been found to show results.
Ant baits are another effective method of ant control. Just be sure to avoid using it in combination with a repellant insecticide, should you choose to use one. Ants have varying tastes in food, so it’s advisable to use a combination of greasy, sugar, or protein-based baits in order to be sure you’re attracting them. Available in gel, granule, or station form, place the bait near a site of ant activity. Ant baits come in gels, granules, or stations. Then wait as the ants who find it take it back to their colony, eventually eradicating your ant problem.
If DIY Ant Control Fails…
…call on a pest professional like Resolution Pest. Our team of exterminators can identify which species of ant has infested your home and prescribe the most appropriate treatment to remove them from your property. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate by calling 610-337-7378.
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