Getting rid of ants in your home can be a tough task on your own. Most people will try and kill the ants they see by spraying pesticide on them that they picked up from the hardware store. Unfortunately, that is really only attacking the surface symptoms as full removal of ants will require you to get rid of all life cycle stages as well as the queen or they will rebuild and keep coming back.
There are a variety of ways to treat for ants once they are a problem in your home, but the best thing you can do is to take prevention steps to keep them out before they cause problems.
The main reasons ants come into your home are to search of food, water, and shelter, and if you can eliminate those, they often don’t come in or end up leaving because they can’t survive. Sealing cracks, crevices, and entry points, or exclusion, is the best option to keep pests out.
Ant issues have to come from outside of the home, and if they can’t get in to begin with, you won’t have an infestation on your hands.
Beyond sealing off entry points, proper sanitation and cleanliness is another major factor for getting rid of ants around your home. Keeping food properly sealed and cleaned up around your house can go a long way towards getting rid of ants and pests in your home.
Wipe down counters with soap and water or a solvent, clean up spills, take out the trash, and make sure recycling bins and garbage cans are covered. The less access to food, water, and shelter in your home, the better.
In addition to the prevention end of things, another way a Detroit pest control company can get rid of ants in your home is through using bait traps, and spray treatments. Depending on how severe the ant infestation is, some or all of these steps may be used as an effective way to get rid of ants.
Bait traps can be used to trick worker ants by having them bring poison back to the colony, which can eventually take out the colony from the inside out. By using sprays both inside and outside of your home, it can help to kill off any new ants either trying to get in from the outside as well as those trying to leave from the inside with food and water back to the colony.
With a combination of prevention steps as well as treatments from a Detroit pest control service, keeping your home ant free is no problem!
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