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If you’ve spotted ants in your home or business and you're worried you might be at risk of an ant infestation you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant deterrent measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure your infestation doesn’t grow.
Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.
With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember to:
Clean up - food and liquid spillages immediately.
Sweep up - any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
Store your food - in airtight containers wherever possible.
If you have a pet - clear away any food that isn’t eaten right away.
Block off - the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.
In the garden - keep your compost enclosed and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.
Above all, cover any food in storage areas - you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.
Did you know once an ant has discovered a food source it leaves a pheromone trail. This chemical helps other ants from the colony to find the food too.
Find out how to get rid of ants or contact us at 1-800-837-5520 to speak with an expert now.
Our pest control technicians know what’s what when it comes to ant deterrents. They understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. They can also help you remove infestations and activity around your home or business. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for people and pets.
Most ants come inside your home looking for food. They are attracted by sweet and sticky substances. Ant-proof your home by making food unavailable:
Always cover food – who knows where that ant has been before it crawls across your food!
Clean food and liquid spills immediately
Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
Make sure all garbage cans are tightly sealed
Keep compost piles enclosed and covered
Put away pet food as soon as your pet has finished eating
You can also help prevent ants entering your home by sealing access points such as cracks and crevices in door and window frames.
Call us today at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online to learn how our services can help prevent ants.
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