At Anteater Exterminating, we understand how frustrating and disruptive ant infestations can be.
Ants can invade your home in search of food, water, and shelter, and once they establish a colony, they can be difficult to get rid of. That’s why we want to provide you with some useful tips to prevent these pesky pests from entering your home.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your home ant-free and avoid the headache of dealing with an ant infestation.
1. Eliminate Sources of Food
Ants are attracted to sweet, sugary, and greasy foods, so it’s important to keep your kitchen clean and free of ANY crumbs and spills. Store your food in airtight containers and wipe down counters regularly. This will help prevent ants from detecting food sources and invading your home. It’s also important to clean up pet food dishes after your pets are done eating. Ants are also attracted to pet food, so make sure to store pet food in airtight containers and clean up any leftover pet food as well.
2. Seal up Entry Points
Ants can enter your home through the tiniest of openings, so it’s essential to seal up any cracks and crevices that you find. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal up gaps around windows, doors, and pipes. Also, seal up any holes in your walls, floors, and ceilings to make it much harder for ants to get inside your home. It’s important to pay attention to areas where utility lines enter your home, such as where cables, wires, or pipes come through the walls. Seal these areas with expanding foam or caulk to prevent ants from entering.
3. Use Natural Barriers
Natural barriers can be used to prevent ants from entering your home. Sprinkling cinnamon, peppermint, or cayenne pepper around the perimeter of your home will help deter ants. Additionally, vinegar or lemon juice can be used to clean your floors and surfaces, which will not only clean your home but also repel ants. You can also use essential oils like tea tree or eucalyptus to repel ants. Add a few drops of the oil to a spray bottle filled with water and spray it around entry points to keep ants away. With that said, these methods don’t always work. Professional pest control services are the only sure way of ant removal and mitigation… but they are home remedies you can try out.
4. Maintain Your Yard
If you have a garden or yard, it’s important to keep it well-maintained to prevent ants from infesting your home. Remove any dead leaves, fallen fruits, or other organic matter that can attract ants. Also, keep your garbage cans sealed and stored away from your home. Ants can also make their homes in mulch or soil, so keep these areas well-maintained.
5. Call Your Local Pest Control Company
Regularly inspect your home for signs of ants, such as small piles of dirt. If you notice any signs of ants, take action immediately. The earlier you catch signs of an infestation, the quicker it can get addressed.
If you have a severe ant infestation, it’s important to contact a local pest control company. Professional pest control technicians have the expertise and tools necessary to identify the source of the infestation and develop a targeted treatment plan. They can also provide ongoing prevention services to help keep ants and other pests out of your home. This is a great way to ensure year-round protection and overall peace of mind.
In conclusion, preventing ant infestations requires a combination of proactive measures and regular maintenance. By following these tips and being diligent in your efforts, you can keep ants away from your home and avoid the headache of dealing with a pesky ant infestation. Remember to eliminate sources of food and water, seal up entry points, use natural barriers, maintain your yard, and be proactive in preventing ant infestations. If you need professional pest control services or have any questions about preventing ant infestations, don’t hesitate to contact Anteater Exterminating. Our team is always here to help keep your home ant-free.
Your Local Pest Control Experts
At Anteater Exterminating Inc., we understand the importance of keeping your home or business free of pests. That’s why we’ve been providing reliable and high-quality pest control services to Chandler, AZ and the surrounding areas since 1995. Our experienced technicians have perfected our effective pest control methods over the past 28 years, creating a one-stop solution that guarantees efficient results against any type of pest infestation in your area.
As a locally owned and operated company, we take pride in providing prompt, personalized services, customized treatment plans, and prevention methods to meet your specific pest control needs. When you contact us, you can expect efficient and professional services from start to finish.
We offer a wide range of pest control services for property owners, including:
- Ant Control Services (for all local ant species)
- Scorpion Inspections/Effective Scorpion Control Services (Check out our blog: “How to Prevent a Scorpion Infestation“)
- Cockroach Pest Control Services (Check out our blog: “Signs You Might Have a Cockroach Infestation“)
- Rodent Control Services
- Bed Bug Treatments (Check out our blog: “Should You Hire An Exterminator for Bed Bugs?“)
- Termite Control/Termite Treatments (Check out our blog for signs of a termite infestation)
- Ongoing Service Plans
- And Much More.
No matter what pest situation you’re facing, you can rest assured that our expert technicians will handle everything with precision and professionalism. We’ll work with you to identify the source of the infestation and implement a targeted treatment plan to eliminate pests and prevent future infestations.
Call us today to schedule an inspection and experience the peace of mind that comes with a pest-free home or business.