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How to Prevent Ants This Summer

How to Prevent Ants This Summer

Many home owners encounter some sort of ant break-in no matter how big or small in their home. It usually isn’t a big ordeal, but it can be very annoying sometimes. There are many ways to help prevent ants from getting into your home, especially your kitchen. We want you to know a few secrets on how to get rid of them.

Prevention Tips

  • Food – Make sure to sweep up those crumbs immediately because ants will be looking for those leftovers on the floor in your home. Make sure to put away food and not leave any out for too long.
  • Trim Back Trees and Plants – Any plants touching your house acts as a bridge to the house for the ants. They can squeeze through tiny cracks. Make sure to trim back your trees and plants that may be in contact with the home.
  • Seal Gaps and Cracks – Ants will look for small openings to enter in the home. These can be found near windows, flooring, roofing, and vents. Make sure to check on these areas for any openings, so you can seal them up.
  • Garbage – Throw your garbage out. Don’t let it get piled up because ants will come knocking on the door for those treats.

Summertime is when ants have the best access to your home through cracks and other areas. It’s good to be proactive with preventing insects to get into your home. If you’re aware of what causes infestations, then you can prevent an attack from ants. It all has to do with cleaning the house. Ants are one of the most common pest infestations, and they can carry the largest numbers. They can become a nuisance very quickly if not taken care of immediately.

Types of Ants That Will Colonize

There are many types of ants, but there’s a smaller group known to be the ones who infest homes. Acrobat ants, carpenter ants, and harvester ants may all form colonies in your home. They occupy sheltered places in the home, which may already have been infested by termites previously. They use the tunnels to make their nesting easier.

Contact a Pest Management Group

If you see an ant infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest management group like Blue Ridge Termite & Pest Management GroupWe are a full-service pest control company that has all the tools and manpower necessary to properly eradicate any bug problems you might be having in your home.

Contact Blue Ridge Termite & Pest Management Group at 434-284-2093 for more information on how we can help you get rid of a possible infestation in your house.

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