With 7000 species and 20 types to get into your house, Ants are one of the biggest nuisances all over the world. Home Ant is one step ahead of them creating uncalled for a disturbance around your home with their never-ending line of workers. With the advent of summer, they are preparing hard to colonize your home. So, here I am going to describe 6 tips to control the home Ant effectively so that your summer becomes free of home intruders.
Ants love dirty places; kitchens, corners, and sinks. So, to control home ants the easiest way is to keep your house clean. Once an entomologist said that a bucket of water and a mop are the best types of pest control. It goes same for the home ants. Always clean the sticky areas and never leave any sweet behind and uncovered. Immediately clean all and every food and liquid spillages to help to prevent ants.
Food crumbs and wastage are like a giant lighthouse that attracts and directs ants from miles. Food crumbs are one of the main reasons for ant invasion in our home during spring and summer. So, you must ensure sweeping up every food crumbs from the indoor and outdoor floors, work surfaces, and furniture.
Have you ever seen a character lifting up and being guided with the scent of foods in a cartoon show? Ants have the same feature; they are attracted by food like a magnet.
Ants are attracted to food with the aroma they produce. So, keeping foods in airtight containers would stop their aroma floating around your home air eventually preventing home ant’s invasion.
Cleaning pet food
We all love our pet and want them to feed with delicious food items, Unfortunately, pet foods are a great attraction for home ants. Especially, whenever they find your pet leaving their food uneaten, ants find an opportunity to party around the leftover. Thus, you must look if your pet has any leftover. If you find any leftover, immediately clean them and ensure pet-food reservation in an airtight container.
Ants can fit through the tiniest holes to get into your house unnoticed because of their small size. The only to control this invasion is to block all entry points. You need to pay particular attention to crevices and cracks around doors, windows, and ventilators. It is also applicable for greenhouse and sheds to prevent any probable ant infestations.
If you find an ant colony in your house, you might use a natural remedy to control them. It includes boiling water therapy, sweet and sticky traps. Moreover, you can spray salt, sprinkle pepper and keep peeled orange or juice close to ant infestation to control them. Always focus on killing the Queen Ant to control the number of home ants. These natural remedies are of great effect against home ants.
You can control home ants with this easy to follow tips only if the infestation happens in less severity. However, consult a professional if you find large-scale infestations around your home. Home ants are not in the list of harmful pests so these tips hopefully will help you to control home ants naturally without applying insecticides.