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Way that You Fail to Get Rid of Ants

Your home is clean, spick and span. Why do you still have ants? Identify ways that you fail to get rid of ants completely. Let us help to identify these gaps!

Identify the gap #1 Your home is very clean. Why do you still have ants at home?

Cracks and crevices on the walls, tiny holes or gaps around your structure, doors and windows kept open are possible entry points for ants. They find their way around your home, usually to the bathroom and kitchen to seek food and shelter through the trail of scent they leave behind.

Lifestyle and habits can also draw ants into your home. Easily accessible leftovers in the sink, poorly cleaned kitchens and exposed trash are all prime targets that attract ants.

Ants may also enter your home unintentionally. For instance, ants can be brought from the outside. To name a few, they are grocery bags, or potted plants purchased from a retailer.

Identify gap #2 ‘Invisible’ ants?

Some unexpected hotspots that usually go unnoticed include the inside of cabinets, behind appliances, around air conditioning units, flower pots, balcony, wall edges and sink bases. Beyond these home spaces, wooden structure and trees are some less common hideouts we could have think of. For example, carpenter ants excavate wood for testing. No wonder we mistook them for termites!

Questions to ponder:

  1. Have you taken a second look to the drink and food you have in your kitchen? Ants are largely attracted to moisture and these food offerings. Read more on what happens if you find ants in your drink?
  2. Did you miss out on the most neglected but important part of the home, the trash? Debris and waste is another food option for ants. Remember to clear your trash!

Need tips on practical ways you can adopt on how to get rid of ants?

Identify gap #3 You have done everything diligently. But you still experience ants’ infestation at home.

Appearances of a handful of ants every now may not call for alarm. DIY pest control such as deterrent methods, sprays, baits and gels can do the trick temporary.

When should we consider engaging professional ant control experts? Some factors to consider includes, spread and level of infestation (has the handful ants grown into a large pool from room to room), health symptoms appearing such as bites, allergies and food contamination, recurrence of ants’ presence or even any physical changes to the home.

Get in touch with Rentokil, the experts in ant control today and discover how we can help you to get rid of ants effectively. Call us (65) 6347 8138