How to Keep Ants Out of Your Home
Summer isn’t just your kids favorite season, it’s also the prime time for ants. Over the last few years, more and more homes in Southern California are being taken over by the world’s most tenacious pest. They reproduce quickly and can invade property even faster. Here are a few ways you can stop an ant infestation from getting completely out of hand and how to solve the problem once and for all!
1. Keep your Kitchen Clean
This is the most obvious tip since gathering food is the primary concern for worker ants. They will scavenge your kitchen for everything that can get a hold of and once they find something, they’ll alert their colony that your home is a great place to grab a snack. This is why it is so important to clean up spills and crumbs immediately. Ants act fast, so you need to be faster. Try not to food on the countertops and refrigerate your fruits and veggies if possible.
2. Seal Off Entry Points
A daunting challenge to say the least, but finding possible entry points and closing them off is a good way to keep ants from entering your home. You’ll still have them in your yard, but at the very least, they’ll be limited to outside. Ants can crawl inside through incredibly small cracks, so this may take some time.
3. Keep Wood Away From Your House
Ants love to set up shop in firewood, lumber, or anything else they can make a nest inside of. Keeping these materials several feet away from your home’s structure can help stop ants from immediately spreading into your home.
Conclusion: how to get rid of ants completely!
These are just a few tips for keeping ants out of your house, but keep in mind these pests are tenacious and hard-working. If there is a way inside, they will find one. Treating the exterior of your property is crucial to avoid ant infestations and should be done as soon as the problem first presents itself. At UnBugMe Pest Control, we offer effective and affordable ant treatment services for home and business. Click the link below to schedule your service today or call (818) 510-0629 to speak to a pest control professional.
Ants are one of the most common pests and once they get in, it's near impossible to get them out. They reproduce fast and can quickly turn an annoying inconvenience into a serious infestation inside and outside your home.
This service includes a complete inspection of the interior & exterior of the property by one of our licensed technicians to find out the causes and conditions of the infestation. When problem areas are found a technician will proceed to a treatment that includes:
The placement of ant bait & dust inside the walls (through electric outlets) on problem areas, a residual type product to be applied on crack & crevices found on infested areas, placement of ant bait stations (if required), and also includes an exterior treatment with a residual type product on any identified infested areas found at the time of inspection (exterior treatment will vary depending on the type of structure). This product and treatment are also labeled to work for general pests (ants, roaches, spider, earwigs, crickets and beetles).
At the time of purchased treatment, a detailed report with the causes or conditions found will be provided with a recommendation to prevent any future infestation by a professional licensed technician.
This service includes a 30-day control period. In that time frame, you must allow 1 week for the product to work at 100%. If you are still having problems after this time, we will send a licensed technician to service the property at no additional charge.
NOTE: If the property is bigger than what is described over the phone (or online), the price may change once a licensed technician arrives on site