Ants appear out of nowhere, marching in perfect formation to invade our spaces. Backed by fierce determination, the ant soldiers won’t back down once they find a reliable food and water source. When your home or yard provides either, you have a big problem on your hands – an issue commonly known as ant infestations.
Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail near the food source. The trail helps other ants, now living in colonies established near the food source, reach the food source. Working in small armies, ants then carry food back to the colony. Even a small crumb from a potato chip can lead to a big problem with ants.
Send Ants Marching in the Other Direction
So, what can you do to get rid of an ant infestation?
Most importantly, destroy the chemical trail that leads ants back to your space. A mixture of vinegar and water can disrupt the pheromone scent and confuse ants’ navigational paths. Additionally, thwart ant infestations by removing any debris or crumbs from the kitchen and keeping it spotlessly clean. Seal cracks that serve as entry points into the home.
Preventing Ant Infestations
Preventing ant infestations is the best line of defense. Preventing ants is much easier and cheaper than treating them once a problem occurs. Keep food sealed in airtight containers, repair leaks that may attract ants to your property, and keep the house and exterior property clean and free of debris. Tuscumbia pest control professionals can provide services for further protection against ants.
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