Ants love to find food for their colonies. All day, every day, ants are crawling around your plants and trees, window sills and sidewalks looking for food. If ants find a way into your home and discover crumbs, spills, or trash full of discarded food, they will let their friends know and, soon, they will be back for more.
Prevention is always the best solution to keep ants from infesting your home. But if they have already set up shop in your kitchen, getting rid of the ants is the new name of the game. If you can’t seem to get the ants to move on, it's time to call in a professional to eliminate the ants.
Ants love to eat and collect food. If your home has places for ants to use as a food source, ants will find it. Keeping a clean, tidy home should be the first defense against ants. A few good habits for not attracting ants are:
- Sweep and vacuum: Crumbs fall while eating, food items get dropped or spilled while cooking, and eating a meal in front of the TV after a long day at work can all be reasons why food ends up on the floor in multiple different rooms. Sweeping or vacuuming your home once a day and especially under the dining room table will help reduce the number of crumbs in your home. Sweeping the kitchen and dining room after each meal is also a good idea.
- Wipe down surfaces with white vinegar: Not only is it important to clean up sticky spills, you can also make the surface even less appealing by using white vinegar because ants hate the smell.
- Take out the trash: Do not leave trash, especially food garbage, in the home for long. As soon as the bag is full, promptly take it out to an outdoor trash can with a lid.
- Try your best to contain all eating to one room: You may be very good at cleaning up after yourself, but if you have a child who often likes to eat in their room, it's possible that you will find ants in multiple rooms in your home.
Call a professional
An ant control professional will inspect and treat your property at routine times throughout the year to keep your home and yard ant-free. Your efforts to deter ants will certainly help the situation but if a colony of ants is determined to get into your home, having a pest control expert on your side will make sure you never have to deal with ants marching across your home.
One of the best solutions to make sure that ants do not re-enter your home is for your trusted ant control service to create a chemical barrier that the ants can not get through. Our technicians at Pest Raiders in Las Vegas, NV are committed to partnering with you to find the best solution for getting rid of every single ant from your property.