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JULY 13 2023 / PEST AND TERMITE
After a long day, all most of us want is to get home and curl up with a tub of ice cream or that apple pie from the weekend. Well, it turns out so do sugar ants. Have you ever walked into your kitchen and found a swarm of bugs trying to crawl off with that forgotten piece of candy your toddler left on the counter? Well, those are sugar ants for you!
Sugar ants, also known as odorous house ants, are attracted to anything sweet. They can march in long lines, invading your countertops and pantry, searching for crumbs, or spilled sugar.
First things first, it's time to channel your inner cleaning superhero. Sugar ants are always on the lookout for food sources, so keeping your kitchen and dining area squeaky clean is crucial. Regularly wipe down countertops, sweep up crumbs, and vacuum any areas where food particles might have fallen. Don't forget to clean your pet's feeding area as well because ants are not picky eaters. By eliminating their food supply, you'll make your home less appealing to these sweet-seeking critters.
Seal the Entry Points
Sugar ants are tiny and can find their way into your home through even the tiniest cracks and crevices. Take some time to inspect your windows, doors, and other potential entry points. Seal up gaps and openings using caulk or weatherstripping. This will help prevent new ant scouts from finding their way inside.
To win the war against sugar ants, you need to eliminate any temptation in their path. Store food items in airtight containers, including sugar, honey, and other sweet treats. Don't leave fruit or food scraps uncovered on your countertops. Keep your pantry organized and regularly check for any signs of ant activity.
Do keep in mind these tips can help limit infestations, but it is most recommended to contact a licensed pest control company. Pest control professionals have the knowledge, experience, and tools to tackle sugar ant infestations effectively. Waynes Services can identify the source of the problem, treat the affected areas, and provide you with a tailored plan to keep those pesky sugar ants at bay. A professional touch is the best way to ensure a sugar ant-free home.
Don't let sugar ants spoil your sweet moments in the kitchen. Call us for a quote today!