While not all ants will bite you or eat through your wood, it’s still annoying to have any of these insects in your home. If you are struggling to deal with an ant infestation, our team at True Blue Termite and Pest Control is here to help. We have extensive experience in the pest control industry, and we know how to get rid of ants and keep them gone. In this article, we’ll go over a few methods of ant control that you can try at home—if none of these do the trick, you can then call our team to get expert treatments that will decisively deal with the problem.
- Remove Food Sources- One method of ant control is to restrict their access to food. To do this, make sure all your food items are stored in airtight containers and clean up any crumbs or spills quickly, before their smell can attract ants.
- Use Ant Baits- Another effective strategy for ant control is to set ant baits around your home. These traps contain a sweet syrup mixed with a slow-acting insecticide—the ants are drawn to the bait syrup– they eat it and take it back to the colony, where it kills larvae and further reduces the ant population in your home. You may need to try a few different brands before you find ant baits that attract the colony in your home. Also, read the packaging carefully and place the traps mindfully to make sure you aren’t putting your pets or children at risk.
- Seal Gaps- A third way to keep ants out of your home is to examine your exterior for gaps, and then fill those gaps with a sealant. Make sure our doors and windows are properly sealed as well so that no pests can get in.