Ants are not only frustrating when running all around your home, but also irritate by making the colonies that cause damage to your property or garden area. However, not every ants species bite, but it is quite unhygienic to have ants in your home. They carry bacteria transfer it by contaminating the food.
Another issue is, they breed very fast and invade your home within a couple of days. The conclusion is we all hate ants and want them to stay out of our house. So, here are some simple methods you can use to keep the ants at bay.
Reducing moisture and by eliminating the standing water around your home, you can lower the risk of ants. Hence, you should repair the leaky pipes, keep the sinks dry and use the dehumidifier in the damp basements, cap the attics and pay attention to the crawl spaces. Additionally, make sure the gutters and downspouts are functioning correctly.
The kitchen is the primary space where ants appear most. So, wipe down counters and sweep floors regularly to remove the crumbs. Seal food in the air-tight pest-proof containers and place the ripe fruit in the refrigerator. Wipe down the sticky jars containing syrups, honey, soda and other sweet items. Don’t forget to cover the trashcans with lid and ensure to dispose of garbage regularly.
Spend a good time to inspect your home interior and exterior to find any gap or crack as these can be the access point for ants. Seal all kind of cracks and crevices using good quality silicone caulk. The trees and bushes in the garden areas should be trimmed, and you will have to check them periodically to keep the space pest free.
Still, if you find ants in your home, contact us at Hamilton Pest to get fast, safe and cost-effective solution for your property guaranteed. Our team of licensed and bonded exterminators serve both residential and commercial clients with durable products.