When the weather gets warm, ants come marching into your home, searching for delicious food and drink. Carpenter ants and house ants are two common species that may unexpectedly and aggressively invite themselves into your home. Ants are ungrateful roommates that often ruin food and damage personal belongings. Once there’s an infestation, getting rid of ants is difficult. That is why prevention is key. Prevent ant infestations in your Sheffield home using the tips below.
Keep Your House Clean
A clean home navigates ants elsewhere. Ants come inside homes searching for sugary liquids, sweets, grains, and any other type of food they may find lying around. Without food available, ants have no reason to come inside your home. It is worth keeping a clean house to keep ants out.
Leaks invite carpenter ants into the home. This ant species accesses homes through several different entry points, including damp, rotting wood. Fixing leaks keeps mold, mildew, and other dangers away, saves money and benefits the environment, and, most importantly, ensures an ant infestation doesn’t burden you this summer.
Seal up Entry Points
Ants may enter a home through a hole in a baseboard, window, door, piping system, or other tiny and inconspicuous places. Take a walk around your home looking for these entry points and seal them up immediately. If ants cannot access the home, it’s safe!
Create an Outdoor Ant Fun Zone
Believe it or not, ants greatly benefit the ecosystem. The pest aerates the soil and provides birds with a tasty food source. That is why keeping the pest outdoors is so important! Provide ants with an outdoor fun zone and keep them outdoors, out of your hair and home, with plants like Aphids, which are sticky, sweet, and tasty to ants.
Southern Pride Pest Control is a full-service pest control company headquartered in Muscle Shoals, AL. SPPC specializes in pest control and prevention services, including termite control, rodent control, bed bug control, ant control, and mosquito control, and can even help with moisture control around your residence or commercial property. Established in 2010, Southern Pride Pest Control is a reliable source of quality pest-management solutions delivered by a team you can trust.
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