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Ant Control: How to Prevent Ants

If you’re worried that you might be at risk from an ant infestation, you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant control measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure the infestation doesn’t grow.

Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.

With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember the following ant control tips:

  • Clear up - food and liquid spillages immediately.

  • Sweep up - any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.

  • Store your food - in airtight containers wherever possible.

  • If you have a pet - clear away any food that isn’t eaten straight away.

  • Block off - the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.

  • In the garden - keep your compost enclosed and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.

Above all, cover any food in storage areas; you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.

Did you know once an ant has discovered a food source it leaves a pheromone trail? This chemical helps other ants from the colony to find the food too.

Find out how to get rid of ants or contact us to speak with an expert for an ant control solution.

Expert Help With Ant Repellents

Our Pest Control Technicians know what’s what when it comes to ant deterrents. They understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. They can also help you remove infestations and activity around your home or business. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for people and pets.

How to Ant-Proof Your Home

Most ants come inside your home looking for food. They are attracted by sweet and sticky substances. As a first step in ant control, be sure to make food unavailable:

  • Always cover food; who knows where that ant has been before it crawls across your food!

  • Clean food and liquid spills as soon as possible to avoid attracting ants

  • Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances

  • Make sure all garbage cans are tightly sealed

  • Keep compost piles sealed off and covered

  • Store away pet food as soon as your pet(s) have finished eating

You can also help prevent ants entering your home by sealing access points such as cracks and fissures in door and window frames with caulking or sealant.

Contact us today for fast, effective pest control treatments for your home or business