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DECEMBER 13 2022 / PEST AND TERMITE
Whether you cook 5-star meals every night or mostly choose takeout, one type of visitor always wants some of what you’re having. Ants.
It’s not uncommon to find a long line of ants making their way through your kitchen, but it’s certainly not ideal. Here are our tips for how to get rid of ants in your house.
Like you, ants go to the kitchen looking for a snack or a nice drink of water. Ants are looking for resources like food and water to bring back to their colony.
See what kind of ant problem you have!
Many ants have a sweet tooth and look for sugar and other sweet substances (like honey or syrup) but will also take their fair share of fruits, veggies, breadcrumbs, and even meat. If you have it, they probably want it.
Prevention and elimination go hand in hand. Before we talk about how to get rid of ants in your kitchen, we need to discuss the ways to keep them from ever entering your home in the first place. Some of the best ways to make your home unattractive to ants are:
Ants are also one of the many pests that use your house to escape colder weather. That’s why winter pest control is so important.
Now it’s time to talk elimination. There are several ways to get rid of ants in your kitchen without using harsh chemicals.
Here are some of the more effective ways to get rid of ants in your kitchen through natural methods:
The natural ant-elimination methods mentioned above have a decent chance of working, but they are a short-term solution that often doesn’t kill the entire colony. While you may kill some of the ants you’ve already seen in your kitchen, reinforcements are likely to show up a few days later.
Professional pest control is the best way to ensure your ant problems are gone for good. To request any of our pest control services, contact us here or call us at 866.WAYNES1.