Keep Ants Out this Spring

A few ways to prevent an ant infestation


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Ants can invade your home at any time of year, but spring is the busiest time of year for ant activity. Here’s how to keep ants out this spring.

The Problem

Ants emerge early in the spring seeking food and shelter. Most often found in the kitchen and bathroom, they are an annoyance for any homeowner and notoriously difficult to treat. These tiny insects can find a number of ways to gain entry into your home: holes in door frames, cracks in foundation, open windows, and more. It’s difficult to treat an ant infestation if you can’t locate the source of it, but it is possible.

Treatments

Ant control can be done through multiple techniques. The best method is locating and treating the colony. But if that isn’t possible, there are other ways to treat for ants.

  • Set up bait stations. These traps are meant to lure ants with poisonous liquid or solid bait that the ant takes back to its colony. There, they share the poison with the other ants, killing them.
  • Inspect your home’s exterior for points of entry. Look for cracks, crevices, gaps, and holes around doors, windows, foundation, pipes, and vents. Then fix these potential points of entry by sealing them with calk and steel wool.
  • Limit food and water access. Like any animal, ants need food and water to survive. The most obvious place to start is the kitchen. Keep food containers closed, dishes clean, and trash cans completely sealed. Stagnant water can also be a problem. Clean out gutters, unclog drains, and check for leaky pipes to take away their water source.

We Know How to Keep Ants Out

The most effective way to keep ants out is to seek professional help. At Resolution Pest, our exterminators are skilled at locating the source of an infestation, controlling it, and then preventing it from happening again. Contact our pest professionals to assist you in your yearly battle against these annoying insects. We know how to keep ants outside where they belong.


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