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How to control Ants

Ants. Everyone has had to contend with these household pests at one time or another. They drive us crazy as we try to figure out where they came from, how to get rid of them, and what we can do to prevent them. As annoying as they are, they're easy to prevent and not too difficult to remove. In most cases, you can do the work yourself without having to call in a pest controller.

Most ants nest outdoors. To keep them from migrating indoors, a little preventative maintenance is necessary. If your home is prone to ant infestation, spray an insecticide formulated specifically for outdoor ant removal Dethlac for ants around the outside perimeter of your house.

What to do Next

Move rubbish receptacles away from the outer walls of your house and seal any cracks or crevices with a silicone caulk, you may also like to order Maxforce LN Indoor/Outdoor Ant Bait Station to put around the outer walls and indoors where you see activity. Pour boiling water down ant holes to drown them. If you have aphids, white flies or mealy bugs in your garden, take steps to remove these pests as well. These insects attract ants because of the sweet residue they leave behind after eating sap.

Most ants prefer sweet food, but some are attracted by grease or foods rich in protein. There are even ants that enjoy munching on seeds. If your house is prone to ant infestation, it's a good idea to make sure none of these foods are left out in the open. Keep all bags, boxes and containers tightly covered and sealed. If ants can't smell the food, they're less likely to enter your home. Wipe up all crumbs and spills as soon as they happen. Sweep or vacuum kitchen and pantry floors as often as possible. Wipe down tabletops and counters with a solution of vinegar and water. Not only does vinegar clean and shine, but it repels ants as well.

The first step in indoor ant removal is to figure out why they're coming into your home. Chances are if you have one ant, you have a hundred. Follow the trail to see where they're coming from and where they're going. In most cases, ants are in the house because they're looking for food.

Did you know...

It's been said that if you step on an ant, it may leave behind a scent, which will attract other ants to its corpse. It's best to vacuum any ants (dead or alive) so no scent is left behind. If you do step on ants in your home, immediately wipe up the area with soap and water.

If worse comes to worse, you may need to contact a professional pest controller. Not only will he/she get rid of the ants in your home, in most cases, he'll find the nest and eradicate that as well. This should be your last resort as we can provide a cheaper alternative, which is not only simple to use, it will probably arrive before most professional exterminator's with our super quick next working day delivery service.

No one wants ants in the house. By keeping food out of the open, wiping up spills and covering containers tightly, you're sure to deter most of these pests. If some get through however, try one of our fantastic remedies mentioned here or call us for professional advice. It's better than having to contend with these annoying insects over and over again.

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