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Are Ants Hard to Get Rid Of?

July 03, 2023 Bug Baron Ants
Are Ants Hard to Get Rid Of?

Ants are social creatures and never travel far from their hundreds of little ant friends. If they find a source of food in your home, no matter how small, you will soon have a line of ants marching into your kitchen. Once ants establish themselves near your home, you may be wondering if they are hard to eradicate. Getting rid of ants can be difficult because there are so many. There are definitely some Do’s and Don’ts you will want to make note of so you can reclaim your house from these ant invaders.

Getting rid of Ants

By avoiding a few things, you can reduce the chances of causing a bigger ant problem  and attracting ants into your home in the first place.

  • Don’t leave out food on your countertops for extended periods of time. The smell of food will draw ants into your home.
  • Do not try to wipe up the line of ants marching on your wall or floor. This can actually scatter the ants, causing them to create multiple lines of marching insects in your kitchen.
  • Do not just wait and hope they will go away. If they find food, they aren’t going anywhere.
  • Do not leave cat or dog food or their water bowls on the floor in your home. This attracts ants.

Good habits you can start that can deter ants from coming into your home are:

  • Sweep the floor after every meal.
  • Use a white vinegar and water solution to spray and wipe down your countertops. Ants hate the smell and it also cleans well. Be careful with it on your wooden surfaces.
  • Promptly take out the garbage.
  • Keep the outdoor trash can away from the house.
  • Fill any holes with caulk around windows that may serve as an entry point.
  • Spray white vinegar on the exterior of the home where there may be possible entry points.
  • Call a professional pest control service to treat your home for ants.

Professional treatment

No matter how tough the ant problem is in your home, a thorough and experienced pest control technician knows how to get rid of every last ant on the premises. Ants may come inside to find food to send back the rest of the colony, but most ant nests are not found inside the home. The best ant exterminators treat inside and outside the home to make sure the ants never come back.

You can certainly do your part to deter ants from coming around, but if they are already making themselves at home, a professional can eliminate the problem for you. If you live in or around Upland, California, Bug Baron Exterminator can get rid of the ants. We want to give you back your home and kick out the ants. Give Bug Baron Exterminator a call today.