How to Keep Ants Out This Spring
Evict these pests from your home next season
Ants are an insect that plague even the seemingly cleanest homes and businesses. There are a number of theories out there about how to clear ants out of a structure, but there are a few ways that have proven more effective than others. In many cases, the species must be identified before a plan of attack is initiated. But there are a few general ways to keep ants out of your home this spring so you can enjoy a pest-free season. Read on to learn more.
Keep Ants Out this Spring
- Find the nest. Ants leave trails of pheromones as they look for food then take it back to their colony. The other ants follow suit. Located the source from which the ants are coming and going to determine how you want to treat your infestation.
- Try baiting them. Once you’ve located the nest, place a few bait stations along the path they use to find food. The ants then carry the sugary bait back to the other ants, who then consume it and die. Be sure to carefully read and follow the instructions on the package before using this method.
- Prevent them. The best method for keeping ants out is to keep your home (especially the kitchen) clean and your food properly contained. Ants seek out sweet, greasy foods and water sources. Store food (including pet food) in airtight containers, clean spills immediately, avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink, and be sure to take out the trash regularly.
- Get help from the pros. Call a pest company like Resolution Pest. Our Property Shield program includes regular visits that should keep ants at bay. If they do manage to make their way indoors, let us know immediately so you can enjoy your spring. Contact us today by calling 610-337-7378 to schedule a free estimate!
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