Summer isn’t only about holidays, ice cream and days at the beach, but it also means increased insect activity, such as ants in the kitchen, or more bees and wasps buzzing around outside. Sightings of ants in the kitchen is one of the best reasons people initially contact us. Over recent weeks these calls have increased for homeowners who have worries of ants in their kitchens and houses and what they can do to deter them.
Get rid of ants in the kitchen or your Dwelling
Different species of ants consist of black ants, fire ants, crazy ant, odorous house ants and carpenter ants. All are pretty similar because they forage for food and water leaving a pheromone trail for others to follow, which may result in an infestation. If there are pavement ants or carpenter ants then these can get into the construction and cause even more problems.
By following a few easy steps you can deter ants in the kitchen and house by;
Clean up any spills of fluids and stray crumbs immediately. Paying close attention to areas around appliances like the stove, toasters and toaster. Any crumbs or spills are just inviting trouble in and providing them access to a food source.
Store food in sealed containers. By doing so, you’re securing the food source making it undesirable.
Empty garbage daily and make sure it is kept in a sealed container. Rotting foods will omit odors and ants in addition to other pests can detect these.
Eliminate standing water, checking potential problem areas like under sinks, in and around the bathroom area and crawl spaces.
Seal cracks and crevices around your house such as around windows, doors and baseboards. These are possible entry points and by sealing them you are shutting out the pests.
When your pet has eaten remove any left over food.
All insects need access to food, shelter and water and by eliminating those you are thereby deterring them and making your home seem an unattractive haven to them.
Should you see ants in the kitchen or any other part of your home, we do not recommend you spray them. Yes it will get rid of the ones you see, but it’s won’t solve the ant issue. The trail is already left by the rodents that are flying and it is important to get to the source of the ant colony in order to completely eliminate ants in your dwelling. Sometimes Satellite Beach Rat Removal is required in such circumstances and finding one that you can trust in eliminating any ant or pest problem you might have will save you some time, money and effort in the long run, not to mention the safety part of any pesticides used.