There are so many beautiful and wonderful things about spring. Every corner is bright and beautiful with flowers, and the air has an aroma that is so full of life. However, not everything is nice and beautiful about spring. We all have to deal with an uninvited guest in our homes who makes life a bit difficult. Yes, we are talking about the ants that take over the kitchen and the rest of our homes in the spring. So is there any way to control the ants and prepare for the ant season?
The answer is yes! Read on to see what the experts have to suggest!
Get professional help
Getting rid of ants from your home may not be as easy as it seems. Ants could live for over ten years and lay up to 800 eggs a day. As we all know, ants live in huge colonies that they leave a trail for every time they are home. This means you would need to get your hands on professional ant bait to clear the ants out of your home. The easy way to do this is to order a box of bait online or get it from a store, but it may not always work. This is because over 12,000 different types of ants could infest your home. In that case, Zachary Smith of Smiths Pest Management suggests finding a professional pest control agency to identify and use the right bait. They will help you find the ant colony and treat the problem at the base so that your home does not get ants attack for a few days after trying to remedy the problem.
Remove traces of food
This is a rookie mistake, and most of us are guilty of doing so. We may not have any food strewn all over the house in a big heap of clutter. But there are pieces of chips, cubes of sugar, or a few cookies that you might miss while cleaning. And that could invite the ants into your homes. So, clean every corner of your home, yard, car, and garage to make sure there is no food lying around.
Tea tree oil, peppermint, lemon oil, and pepper are some useful remedies that you can try to keep the ants out of your home. All you have to do is add a few drops of peppermint oil to hot water and spray it around. You can also sprinkle pepper around the house where you will see the ants emerge. Alternatively, you can also try sprinkling vinegar all over the place to keep countertops and floors clean from the ants.
This is a simple and straightforward way to keep ants out. And it's a remedy for people who are constantly on the move and cannot look for ants in their kitchen all day. All you have to do is find spots where the ants will show up and use the ant chalk to draw around them. This would keep the ants out of your home. These are some of the tried and true tips from pest control professionals. Which of these have you tried and how did it work for you?