As the weather warms up, bugs inevitably start appearing. Some of these bugs, including ants, will find their way into your home. Ants in house, left untreated, can create nests both inside and outside your home.
Avoid the costly and inconvenience of an ant infestation this spring with these tips.
Many types of ants are attracted to garbage. Leaving garbage cans open inside your home will not only attract ants but may also attract flies. If there is a consistent source of food in your kitchen, you will notice an increased number of ants. Make sure you keep all garbage, indoor and outdoors, secured.
Store Food in Containers
It is also important to secure leftover food in containers. Open chip bags and cereal boxes attract ants. Each container should be airtight to prevent not only ants but also pantry bugs from eating your cereal. If you drop a few pieces of cereal or other dry foods in your kitchen cupboard, make sure you remove it immediately. Make it a habit to clean your kitchen on a regular basis.
By the time you notice a few ants scattering around your house, it may be too late to avoid an infestation. Seal any cracks around your home to protect your home from carpenter ants. Replace old weather stripping and any loose foundation that may have been damaged over the winter months, and consider Pestchecking your home as a New Year’s resolution. Trim tree branches and shrubs near your home so that they are not touching the walls of your house.
Most homeowners are not aware of how quickly an ant infestation can start. First, you may notice a few ants in the kitchen. A few days later, there may be double or triple the amount of ants. Without treatment, you will have an infestation of ants. And don’t forget, ants can nests in cupboards, behind the walls, or underneath the floor. So there are a heck of a lot more ants in your home than the eye can see.
Now that you know how to prevent and deal with ant infestations, it’s essential to have a trusted pest control service at your disposal. Whether you live in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby & New West, Coquitlam & Tri-Cities, or Richmond, our team of experts is here to help you maintain a pest-free home. Don’t let ants ruin your spring and summer months. Reach out to our local pest control specialists in your area today and let us protect your home from unwanted invaders.
Know When to Call Pestcheck
At Pestcheck, we can locate where the ants are coming from and where the nest is located. We have the best solutions on how to get rid of ants, including moisture ants. Give us a call to make an appointment.