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How to Keep Ants Out of the Home

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One of the most invasive and frustrating pests you can have in the home is ants. These tiny insects can get in through cracks and crevices you never knew you had, making them a formidable problem for most homeowners.

As they say, the best offense is a good defense, so today we’re going to discuss home care tips for preventing ants. If, despite your best efforts, they make it inside, then don’t hesitate to contact Arkadia Eco Pest Control.

Wipe Down Surfaces Regularly

Fortunately, you can use an ant’s biology to help rid your home of these insects. Colonies will send out scout ants to forage and find food. Once they locate something, there are sure to be more on the way.

If you start to notice scouts, you can kill them and wipe down their trail. While this will keep the colony at bay, you’ll might see more scouts later on. If so, then you’ll have to identify the source.

Seal Cracks and Entrances

In most cases, ants will establish a nest outside and then forage inside for food. So, the easiest way to prevent them from getting in is to seal these entry points for good. Ideally, you’ll be able to follow a scout to wherever it came in so that you can be sure you’ll find the right spot.

Inside vs. Outside Ants

Depending on where the nest is, you’ll have to take different approaches to prevent ants from taking over. If the colony is outside, you’ll want to track it down for removal. If it’s inside, then you’ll need to call and speak with Arkadia’s Local Experts to locate and exterminate the nest. Unfortunately, indoor ants can’t be prevented with cleaning, no matter how good you are at it.

Keep Food Out of Reach

Typically, ants will go for the easiest and most accessible food source. So, if you have leftovers on the counter or dirty dishes in the sink, they can become feasts for a colony. The best way to prevent ants is to remove any temptation. Store food in airtight containers (so they can’t smell it) and keep it off the counter if possible.

Contact Arkadia Eco Pest Control

While these tips should help prevent ants from taking over your house, they are not long-term solutions. If you want to be rid of ants once and for all, you need to let us come in and handle the situation. Call Arkadia today, and we can identify the source and make sure they won’t come back.

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