Have you ever found ants crawling across your kitchen counter or noticed a trail of little ants on the bathroom floor? If you have, you’re probably not alone.

Ants often enter homes during the warmer months in search of food, particularly sweet or protein based. There is not better time than the present to learn how to prevent an unwanted infestation.

In addition to food access, the sink provides a water source that ants need to survive.

Keep Ants Out of Your Kitchen & Bathroom

  • Store sweet staples such as sugar, syrup and honey in plastic containers and wipe them down to remove any sticky residue. You can also place a bay leaf inside canisters of dry goods such as flour to keep the ants out. The herb’s pungent scent repels ants and other common pantry pests.
  • Clean up grease spills from countertops and floors as soon as they happen.
  • Any empty juice or soda containers should be rinsed out before being recycled or thrown away.
  • Make sure to take the trash out regularly.
  • Check the fruit bowl; any over-ripe fruit will attract ants.
  • Keep an eye out for water buildup in the sink and leaks around the faucet in both the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Check to ensure shampoo, lotion and soap bottles are secured and that no contents have spilled out of their containers.
  • If you have pets, be sure to pick up any leftover food and wash the bowls regularly.

Pest Proof Your Home

  • Seal any cracks with silicone caulk
  • Repair holes in window and door screens
  • Replace weather-stripping
  • Fix loose mortar around the basement foundation and windows
  • keep tree branches trimmed back and away from the house

Ants are considered one of the most difficult pests to control because colonies often contain upwards of thousands of members.

At Pestcheck, you can be assured we will help you eradicate your ant problem. We are the best ant pest control service in Metro Vancouver.

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If you notice ants inside your home, it’s important to contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the problem.

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