Having a pest problem is the absolute worst, we can all agree on that. But having to deal with ants is probably the most nerve wracking thing when it comes to unwanted visitors. The main reason we say this is because ants are among the hardest to exterminate insects, especially if their nest are in or close to your house.
The good news is that there are some steps you can follow in order to deal with ants. It’s obvious that these insects have a reason to bother you: food. ..
If they would be unable to find food, they would certainly look for another place to settle in. Even a juice stain or an apple or even a bread crumb is a delectable feast for these tiny, annoying creatures.
So the main thing you need to do is to tidy up the kitchen. You need to clean and disinfect all the surfaces that have come into contact with food. Call a Pest Control company as soon as you can to spray the area. You also need to get rid of all the crumbs and keep all your food covered or even sealed. If you have pets and keep their food bowl somewhere on the floor, you need to place that food bowl in another bowl with water. This way, if the ants want to get to the food, they will end up in the water, not roaming around dog or cat food.
When it comes to vacuuming, we strongly recommend that you use dispensable vacuum bags (paper ones) and throw them away as far away from your home as possible. Some people even burn the dispensable vacuum bags, to make sure that the ants don’t come back. Although we find this to be a bit too extreme, it has proven to be a very effective way of exterminating ants, especially when it comes to spies.
One other thing you need to do is keep an eye out and get rid of spies. Ants are very social insects and have a very well structured social ladder. Before settling in somewhere, they send out some spies in order to scout the environment and assess if it is suitable or not. So if you see a couple of lost ants, do not let them get back to the ant – hill, because they will come back with the rest of their “family”. Ants have a great sense of smell, so you must understand that they actually do have the ability to remember their way back and invade your home.
These are just a few ways in which you can deal with ants. We are well aware just how unpleasant this experience can be and this is exactly why we will follow up these tips with other tricks that may come in useful. You just need to keep your cool and realize that this is a very solvable issue.