Ant Control 101: How to Keep Ants Out of Your Kitchen

Ant Control If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably familiar with the sight of a small line of ants marching in and out of your kitchen. If you’re tired of these critters making a home for themselves in your kitchen, there are some simple things you can do to keep them away.

  • Always Cover Your Food. One of the best ant control tactics you can use is to cover your food. For example, if you have a plate of cookies sitting out on your counter, cover it up before you leave the kitchen. Otherwise, a colony of ants may get to enjoy your cookies first. 
  • Put a Lid on Your Trashcan. Since ants are natural scavengers, implementing an ant control plan to keep ants out of your trash and food can be a challenge. To increase your anti-ant efforts, put a lid on your kitchen’s trashcan. Not only will this keep ants away, but it can also keep your kitchen from smelling bad. 
  • Clear Away Spills Quickly. When you spill crumbs or anything else in a hurry, it’s easy to tell yourself that you can just take care of it later. Although the spill will be waiting for you when you get back, you may have to clean up some ants along with it if you wait too long. If at all possible, clean up spills in your kitchen right after they happen. 
  • Turn to Us. Even though these methods can keep ants out of your kitchen, you may still not be able to get your ant problem entirely under control. Luckily, you have us at Total Pest Solutions to prescribe effective ant control solutions.