As the weather gets warmer, you may notice ants around your doors and windows searching for food and water. Once ants find a food and water source in your home, they are extremely difficult to get rid of on your own.
There are ways you can prevent ants from entering your home. Let’s go over a few steps you can do yourself to ant-proof your home and prevent a serious infestation.
Seal Openings Around Your Home
Blocking all entries that ants can use to enter your home is one of the most important things you can do to prevent an ant infestation.
- Seal cracks and crevices around your home with a silicone-based caulk.
- Replace worn out weather stripping
- Repair loose mortar around your homes foundation
Keep Your Home Clean
When an ant finds a food source, it will leave a chemical trail to help other ants locate it. Once an ant colony secures a food source in your home, they are extremely difficult to get rid of. Always wipe counter tops, sweep crumbs and mop up spoils. Always store ripened fruit in the refrigerator, keep pantry foods sealed in containers, and take out the trash on a regular basis.
Ants need water, and are attracted to any type of moisture they can find. Check faucets, pipes under your sinks for any leaks.
Clean Up After The Family Pet
Pets food and water bowls can easily be overlooked as a source of food for pests. Keep their bowls and the area around their bowls clean. Store all pet food in sealed containers.
Call A Professional Pest Control Company
Ants are one of the biggest problems for homeowners. An infestation can be hard to stop. While you can try DIY treatments, it can become more costly than if you hired a pest control company to get rid of the infestation.. Locating and eradicating ant nests and mounds should be left to licensed pest professionals to ensure the problem is solved. At the first sign of ant trouble—call on the pros at Beebe’s Pest and Termite Control.