Summer is not only about vacations, ice cream and days at the beach, but it also means increased insect activity, such as ants in the kitchen, or more bees and wasps buzzing around outside. Sightings of ants in the kitchen is one of the top reasons people initially contact us. Over recent weeks these calls have increased for homeowners who have worries of ants in their kitchens and houses and what they can do to deter them.
Eliminate ants in the kitchen or your Dwelling
Different species of ants include black ants, fire ants, crazy ant, odorous house ants and carpenter ants. All are pretty similar because they forage for food and water leaving a pheromone trail for others to follow, which may result in an infestation.
By following a few simple steps you can deter ants in the kitchen and house by;
Clean up any spills of fluids and stray crumbs immediately. Paying close attention to areas around appliances such as the stove, toasters and refrigerators. Any crumbs or spills are just inviting trouble in and giving them access to a food supply. By doing so, you’re securing the food source which makes it undesirable.
Empty garbage daily and make sure it’s kept in a sealed container. Rotting foods will omit odors and ants in addition to other pests can detect these.
Eliminate standing water, checking potential problem areas like under sinks, in and around the bathroom area and crawl spaces.
Seal cracks and crevices around your house such as around doors, windows and baseboards. These are possible entry points and by sealing them, you are shutting out the pests.
Once your pet has eaten remove any leftover food.
All insects need access to food, water, Rockledge Rat Removal and shelter and by removing these you are thereby deterring them and making your home seem an unattractive haven for them.
If you do see ants in the kitchen or some other part of your home, we don’t recommend you spray them. Yes it will eliminate the ones that you see, but it is won’t solve the ant matter. The trail has already been left by the rodents that are flying and it’s important to get to the source of the ant colony so as to completely get rid of ants in your dwelling. Sometimes an expert is necessary in such conditions and finding one that you can trust in getting rid of any pest or pest problem you might have will save you some time, money and effort in the long term, not to mention the safety aspect of any pesticides used.