If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.
Have you noticed ants crawling around in your home? These pests can fit through the smallest spaces, so finding how they are getting in can be a challenge. Here are some methods that you can try to get rid of the ants that you're currently dealing with.
Use Indoor Bait Traps
One of the first things that you should try is to use poison bait traps. You can place these traps in your home along the paths where ants travel. The ants will hopefully enter the trap and take the bait once they discover it. Since they think the bait is food, they will take it back to their colony for other ants to feed on. This will eventually kill off the colony no matter where it is, which is why this method is so effective.
The nice thing about bait traps is that the opening is small enough for an ant to get into it, so you don't have to worry about pets getting to the bait. You can also throw the bait trap away when you're done with it for easy cleanup.
Use Outdoor Chemical Ant Repellent
There are exterior ant repellant sprays that you can use, which will drive the ants away from your home so that they do not get into those points of entry. You simply spray the ant repellent around the entire perimeter of your home, which is done by spraying up the house and on the surrounding ground. The goal is to create a barrier that drives the ants away from your home.
Use Natural Repellents
If you don't want to use chemicals, know that there are a lot of natural ways to drive the ants away from your home. One DIY repellent can be made by mixing white vinegar with water and spraying it on the surface where you see ants travel. On the outside of your home, you can also scatter coffee grounds, cinnamon, and mint around places that are known entry points.
Keep Your Home Clean
The best thing you can do is to keep your home clean of crumbs and seal any obvious openings. The ants are coming back because they are finding food in the form of crumbs on the floor or your counters. Do a good job at keeping these surfaces clean and you'll eventually cause the ants to look somewhere else for the food that they are seeking.
To learn more, contact a pest control company that can help rid your home of ants.Share
29 October 2021