SIMPLE ANT PREVENTION TIPS
ANT PEST CONTROL TREATMENTS
Isn’t it annoying to see ants trailing your house feeding off crumbs from your household foods?
Using typical ant spray or repellent will only kill a few ants, but it will not eradicate them. And to make matters worse, they will only promote harmful effects to you and to your loved ones around the home. (READ: HOW TO GET RID OF TICKS)
Ants look similar to termites. There are thousands of species that exist in Australia but only a few are considered harmful or deemed a “pest”. Ants may be small but they can cause serious damage if infestations are left untreated.
So when it comes to the preventative battle against ants, who do you think you can trust? Is it your DIY skills or a professional ant pest control specialist?
Before you start to worry, here are some helpful tips you can do at home or even in your office to reduce the ant population.
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#1 – Know your enemies. Remember there are other classes of ant invaders aside from the dreaded White Foot House Ant. However, widespread ant species love sugary and starchy food. Ants actively work during Summer to gather food and store them before the cold, wet season arrives.
#2 – Maintain cleanliness. Ants can carry up to ten times their weight and have an excellent sense of smell. They have antennae to send messages and release pheromones to call on their teammates to assist with the collection of food. To prevent them from swarming your home, start by cleaning your pantry, kitchen, food storage, and dining areas. Clean your bins and dumpsters regularly. Rinse any recyclable material that contains food or sugary syrups before tossing them in the recycle bin. (Related: GENERAL PEST CONTROL, HOW DOES WEATHER AFFECT PEST INFESTATIONS)
#3 – Invest in food storage. Get rid of leftovers either by disposing of them in the bin or by sealing them in an airtight container. If you need to leave the food on the table, ensure to check out the following:
Use fully secure containers with leak-proof seals.
For extra protection place containers on plates or platter (Read: SIGNS OF PEST INFESTATION IN WINTER, SIMPLE ANT PREVENTION TIPS)
#4 – Homemade solutions. Some robust mixed solutions to get rid of ants are present in your kitchen:
- Vinegar Solution: Pour 50 % Vinegar + 50 % Water into a spray bottle. Spray it around your countertops, windows, trash bins, and places with visible ant trails. A strong smell from vinegar is a natural deterrent and insecticide.
- Spices like cinnamon, black pepper, and bay leaf act as ant repellents
#5 – Water treatment. Follow the ant’s trail until you find their colonies. Opt for either option below or both if necessary to stop ants from returning:
- Drown them with overflowing water from a hose placed towards the colony entrance
- Pour hot, boiling water with vinegar, or cayenne pepper directly into the colony (Read: HOW TO GET RID OF DUST MITE, PEST CONTROL SERVICES IN SYDNEY)
Get Rid of Ants Today!
Ant infestation is terrifying and devastating to both homeowners and businesses. Following strict preventive measures is important whether residential or commercial. If your situation has got out of hand, there is a team of professionals who can provide ant control for a safer home or business environment.
Safe Pest Control is a reliable pest control service in Sydney. We do pest inspection and treatment plans for ant infestation. If you would like an immediate response to your residential or commercial pest control problem or are looking for an improvement in the service you are currently receiving, contact Safe Pest Control now at 1300 119 085 or request a free quote.