Ants are pesky pests that always seem to find their way indoors. To prevent ants from being attracted to your home, basic housekeeping goes a long way. Don’t leave food on the floor after meals. Clean up your dishes after you eat instead of leaving them in the sink. Keep food locked in air-tight containers and stored up high where it will be difficult for ants to reach. Take out the trash frequently. Don’t allow water to accumulate on counters and in sinks.
Despite our best efforts, however, ants can still find their way indoors and set up shop in our homes. If you are trying to get rid of ants, there are a few tips to be aware of.
Resist the urge to buy an over-the-counter poison spray and spray every ant in sight. That will kill the ants you see, but won’t do anything about the ants that are hidden back at their nest. The best approach to get rid of ants is to first find out where their nest is. You can leave a small pile of table sugar where they will find it and watch the ants to see where they take it. Once you have located the nest, you can spray it with boric acid powder, which will kill all the ants in the nest.
While this basic approach will hopefully be effective, different ant types require different treatments. If you are unable to get rid of ants using home remedies, you’ll need to call our pest control professionals to take care of them for you. At Total Pest Solutions, we have the know-how to get rid of ants of all species. Give us a call today, and give your ant intruders the boot!