My Pest Control Quick Tips
Ants may not be as harmful as termites, cockroaches and many other pests, but one should not discount the damage they can cause to your home. These pests seem to be nowhere and everywhere at once-and when you try to track their trails, you just cannot figure out where they are coming from. Common frustration?
Because they are significantly small, they can easily slip into your home even through the smallest of cracks or crevices, where they will be constantly on the lookout for food, water, and places to build their nests.
To find ants that are invading your home, you have to know what and where to look for. Locating their entrance points and eventually, their hiding places will be helpful in your ant control home remedy.
Kitchen: It is no secret that the kitchen is a favourite ant’s hangout. Besides food access, the kitchen sink provides moisture that the ants need to survive thus if you neglect to maintain your housekeeping, then you could be inviting more ants than you ever know.
How to Keep Ants Out of the Kitchen
Bathroom: If the moisture in the kitchen sink is enough to attract ants, what more with the dampness in your bathroom? Carpenter ants, for instance, typically build nests in damp areas such as behind bathroom tiles or under the sink.
How to Keep Ants Out of the Bathroom
Other Ant Hideouts
Besides these places, statistics show that ants can also be hiding in the following areas:
They may be small and occasionally turn up in pairs or a small group, but ant infestation can escalate with a colony and nest hiding somewhere. There are times when a line of ants crawl along tabletops and walls, and despite various ants’ elimination efforts, success rate to get rid of ants are small. Besides, certain ant species might resemble to other pests that we mistook for such as termites, and hence pest control methods may be incorrect. In addition, we could be using off-the-shelve pesticides and baits with lesser efficacy due to dosage and dilution rate suitable for self-use. Finally, the locations applied on may not be the ants’ key activities area and hence still not eliminating the root source effectively.
1. Follow the Ant Trail
By tracking these trails, you should also be able to track the food sources the ants are rummaging for as well as the entry point where they are coming from.
2. Seal the Entry Points
As soon as you locate the entry points, use a silicone-based caulk to seal them up and prevent the ants from getting into your home. Do not forget the gaps around your windows, baseboards, and utility lines and once you close off these areas, you can then spray an ant pesticide for the extra defence.
3. Clean Up
Remember to keep your home clean from any food particles, grease, and crumbs that can attract ants to visit. Other than that, fix the leaking pipes, dripping faucets, and clogged drains that can further make your home enticing to ants.
Sure, these techniques can help in controlling ant infestation in your home, but the most effective way to get rid of the pests is to engage the help of a pest control professional like Rentokil. We offer ants control program that will save you the headache and the inconvenience of an ant trouble.
Give us a call today on 63478138.