Prevention is key when it comes to dealing with pests. Taking the right steps to prevent a pest infestation will help you avoid the headaches that come with dealing with a pest presence in your home. One of the most common pests that homeowners deal with is ants, so if you want to help prevent an ant problem, be sure to follow these three ant control tips.
- Sweep up crumbs. It’s easy for food crumbs and small food scraps to go unnoticed on your floor. That is, until an ant problem makes you aware of them. Making sure to sweep up food crumbs is a great way to eliminate a food source for ants, discouraging them from coming into your home and causing problems.
- Seal cracks and edges. When it comes to ant control, one of the most important things to do is seal any potential entrances into your home that ants can use, such as small cracks and crevices. Using caulking on unsealed cracks on your home’s exterior makes it much more difficult for ants to enter.
- Use peppermint oil. If you notice that ants like to come to a certain area of your home, place some peppermint oil in that area. Peppermint oil naturally deters ants, so they won’t want to linger in any area with this oil. Other natural detergents include cinnamon, salt, vinegar, and lemon juice.
These ant control tips can help you prevent an infestation, but in the event that you’re dealing with an unmanageable ant presence in your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at True Blue Termite and Pest Control.