It’s spring… The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and despite hoping this year’s brutal winter would mean less pests, the ants are still marching one-by-one through your home and taking over your life. What’s a frustrated homeowner to do for ant control?
Eliminate ants by avoiding these common ant control mistakes:
- Providing an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Cleaning up after yourself in the kitchen and addressing moisture issues in your home makes ants less likely to drop by for a visit.
- Spraying with extreme prejudice.
If you truly want to eliminate ants from your home, don’t spray. Insecticide sprays contaminate your home and only repel ants, not eliminate them. This forces ants to find yet another way to the food or water source they are seeking. In addition, spraying around the interior perimeter of your home does not addressing the whole house, only the parts that are easily within reach, forcing ants into harder to treat areas.
- Ignoring the source.
The most effective form of ant control is finding the nest or eliminating the ants point of entry into your home. Any other fix is merely a bandage – and a poorly lasting one at that.
Professional ant control services
Professional ant control services locate and eliminate the entire nest, not just the line of ants invading your home, a fraction of the entire colony. Professional ant control services offer a permanent solution to these pesky pests by identifying access areas and attractants. In addition, professionals can eliminate those annoying ants utilizing poisons or baits that are safe for you, your family, and your pets.