The official start of summer is just a few days away and the temperature is rising and so is the population of unwanted insects. Ants seem to be one of those summer pests that can invade quickly. Have you ever noticed that you rarely ever see just one ant, it seems as if you see hundreds? It’s like they appear out of nowhere to form a marching parade across your kitchen counter. There are a few simple steps you can take to keep the ant parade out of your home.
Avoiding an Ant Invasion
Kitchens are full of food and water, just what any ant wants, which is why ants most frequently infest kitchens. Keep kitchen counters wiped down and floors swept to eliminate crumbs and residue from spills. Store open food in airtight containers and keep ripe fruit in the refrigerator. Another area that is often overlooked, but ants love it, are sticky jars and lids such as honey, syrup, soda or other sweets.
Repair leaky pipes and check under sinks for moisture. Make sure downspouts and gutters are operating correctly and pushing the water flow away from the home’s foundation.
- Make sure to block easy access points into your home. Seal any cracks and crevices with silicone caulk. Trees and bushes should be trimmed away from your home.
An ant infestation will continue to grow if not properly treated. That’s why it is important to hire a professional to treat them immediately. Whether you are dealing with an ant invasion, spider overpopulation, scorpions, or cockroaches, Terminator Termite & Pest Control has the right treatment plan developed to meet your specific needs. The highly trained and licensed pest control technicians average nine years of experience in the pest control field. You also have peace of mind knowing Terminator has a long-standing reputation for customer satisfaction. Help is only a phone call away! Call 479.783.6200; you’ll be glad you did.