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If you’re worried that you might be at risk from an ant infestation, you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant control measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure the infestation doesn’t grow.
Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.
With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember the following ant control tips:
Clear up - food and liquid spillages immediately.
Sweep up - any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
Store your food - in airtight containers wherever possible.
If you have a pet - clear away any food that isn’t eaten straight away.
Block off - the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.
In the garden - keep your compost enclosed and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.
Above all, cover any food in storage areas; you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.
Did you know once an ant has discovered a food source it leaves a pheromone trail? This chemical helps other ants from the colony to find the food too.
Our Pest Control Technicians know what’s what when it comes to ant deterrents. They understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. They can also help you remove infestations and activity around your home or business. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for people and pets.
Most ants come inside your home looking for food. They are attracted by sweet and sticky substances. As a first step in ant control, be sure to make food unavailable:
Always cover food; who knows where that ant has been before it crawls across your food!
Clean food and liquid spills as soon as possible to avoid attracting ants
Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
Make sure all garbage cans are tightly sealed
Keep compost piles sealed off and covered
Store away pet food as soon as your pet(s) have finished eating
You can also help prevent ants entering your home by sealing access points such as cracks and fissures in door and window frames with caulking or sealant.
Need help with preventing ants? Call us today on 0861 117 852 or contact us online to learn about our ant control services.