Let’s look at some measures to ensure your home doesn’t get infested with ants this summer, read below a few handy tips on how to prevent ant infestations, you can try the following methods:
Here are steps you can take to control an ant infestation
Identify the ant species
Different ant species have different habits and preferences, so it is helpful to identify the type of ant you’re dealing with. This knowledge can guide your control efforts.
Keep your home clean
Ants are attracted to food and water sources. Clean up crumbs, spills, and food residues promptly. Sweep and vacuum regularly, paying attention to areas where food is prepared or consumed.
Seal entry points
Ants can enter through tiny cracks and gaps in doors, windows, and walls. Seal these entry points using caulk or weatherstripping to prevent ants from getting inside.
Store food properly
Keep food stored in airtight containers to deny ants access to their food sources. This includes pet food, which should also be stored securely.
Remove food and water temptations
Wipe down countertops, tables, and floors to remove food debris. Fix any leaks or moisture problems to eliminate water sources that may attract ants.
Use natural deterrents
Certain substances are known to repel ants. For example, sprinkle cinnamon, black pepper, or dried mint leaves near ant entry points or areas of activity. These natural deterrents may help discourage ants from entering your home.
Ant baits are effective in controlling ant infestations. Place ant baits near ant trails or areas of activity. The ants will carry the bait back to their colony, eliminating the entire population.
Use ant traps
Place ant traps in areas where ants are active. These traps contain a sweet or protein-based lure that attracts ants. The ants enter the trap, consume the bait, and return to the colony, spreading the poison.
Avoid using pesticides indoors
If possible, try to avoid using pesticides indoors, especially in areas where food is prepared or stored. If necessary, use baits or traps designed for indoor use, following the instructions carefully.
Remember, consistent and thorough efforts are key to controlling an ant infestation. It may take time to completely eliminate the problem, so be patient and persistent in your control measures.
Seek professional help if needed, if your ant infestation persists despite your efforts, or if you have a large or persistent infestation, it is advisable to contact professional pest control services. They have expertise in dealing with ant infestations and can provide targeted solutions.
Eradicating an Ant Infestation can be Tricky…
Eradicating an ant infestation can be tricky, it is not always a straightforward task, and can require expert knowledge to eliminate the problem.
So if you find you are having issues with ants in your home, then call in the professionals and ensure the infestation is eliminated safely and stress free. Pest2kill can assist with your ant issue today, call now 020 7205 2229.
Pest2kill is s professional pest control company covering Essex and London, our team of highly trained professionals specialise in ant infestations and are here to help you eradicate any ant problem you may have. Call us today to for further information, our London office 0207 205 2229 or our Essex office on 01708 941521.