Ant Control and Ant Extermination
Ants are one of the most common pests that you can come across, you can find their anthills outside in your yard or you can see them marching along the counters of your kitchen. Ants are well known for their abilities to carry food heavier than them, which doesn’t say much. There are many kinds of ants, each requiring different food sources and shelters. They often seek shelter in your home to avoid harsh weather, natural predators, and to find a constant source of food. Ants are known for sending out “worker ants” to inspect new areas and bring food back into the main colony. This is why, many times, just spraying them won’t work. You may kill a couple of ants but you won’t be getting to the main cause of the problem. One of the most effective ways to get rid of ants is to bait them, so that the workers will carry the poison back into the colony. While results may seem slower at first, they are more effective in the long run.
You can watch ants march together in a straight line all the time, this is because they leave pheromones behind them for the others to follow. Make sure you are always wiping down counters to erase these trails so any other ants in the area can’t follow the trails into your food pantry. One of the more common ants to find in your home are sugar ants, you can deter these guys by keeping sugary products stored in the refrigerator where they cannot get to them. If you are able to locate the main nest, or colony, you can also try to get rid of it. This will require them to build a new colony, hopefully far away from your home.
One of the most common ways that ants can enter your home is through cracks found on windows or in doors. You can help to try and eliminate these access points by making sure you seal all openings in windows or doorframes. If there are any bushes or trees near windows, these may provide perfect ways for ants to easily climb onto window sills, so make sure you trim any branches that they could potentially use. Ants can be deterred from entering your home if there are no easy access points.