Summer isn’t only about vacations, ice cream and days at the beach, but it also means increased insect activity, such as ants in the kitchen, or even more bees and wasps buzzing around outside. Sightings of ants in the kitchen is one of the top reasons people initially contact us. Over recent weeks these calls have increased for homeowners who have concerns of ants in their kitchens and houses and what they can do to deter them.
Eliminate ants in the kitchen or your home 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 in the construction and cause even more problems.
By following some simple steps you can deter ants in the kitchen and house by;
Clean up any spills of liquids and stray crumbs immediately. Paying close attention to areas around appliances like the stove, toasters and refrigerators. Any crumbs or spills are only inviting trouble in and giving them access to a food source.
Store food in sealed containers. By doing so, you are securing the food source making it undesirable.
Empty garbage daily and ensure it is kept in a sealed container. Rotting foods will omit rodents and scents as well as other insects can detect these.
Seal cracks and crevices around your home such as around windows, doors and baseboards. These are possible entry points and by sealing them, you’re shutting out the pests.
When your pet has eaten remove any leftover food.
All insects need access to food, water and shelter and by eliminating those you are thereby deterring them and making your home seem an unattractive haven for them.
If you do see ants in the kitchen or any other part of your house, we don’t recommend you spray them. Yes it will eliminate the ones you see, but it’s won’t resolve the ant matter. The trail is already left by the scouting ants and it’s important to get to the origin of the ant colony so as to totally eliminate ants in your home. Sometimes Cape Canaveral Rat Removal is required in such conditions and finding one who you can trust in getting rid of any ant or pest problem you may have will save you some time, effort and money in the long term, and of course the safety aspect of any pesticides being used.