Getting Rid of Ants in the Home

Springtime is in full force and the pest world is a hive of activity. As the climate warms up more, then that activity is going to increase. You might have discovered little black ants in your house or you may have tackled getting rid of ants on your own but with no result. Regrettably ants are well-known for entering into the household particularly when they are on the hunt for meals and water.

How to get rid of little black ants in the garden

Ants are one of the top 5 household nuisances and we’ve put below several ideas which may help you in getting rid of ants and keeping them out of your property;

The majority of ants will feed upon sweets, meats and greases. To prevent them, clean up any spills and scraps from counter tops and floors. Not forgetting any shelving for spillages and the oven for any grease.
Put remaining food in closed storage with airtight fitting lids and store in the fridge.
Do not leave sugar, honey or butter out and open on counter tops or tables.
Do not leave any pet food items out for prolonged time periods. When your pet has finished consuming, get rid of whats left either by storing or disposing the leftovers.
Clear away piles of paper which could possibly present a nesting site for ants.
Store household trash away from any ant infested site. Make sure you use sealed bags and containers and that the rubbish is cleared on a frequent basis.
Reduce surplus moisture by fixing leaking taps or leaking roofs. Change any wet or rotten lumber.
Caulk cracks and crevices around the boundary of your house which will discourage ants in the house.
Bring moderate amounts of fire wood into the house. By doing so you eliminate any overwintering ants getting in your property.
Examine any houseplants you may have for aphids and get rid of them. Aphids secrete the honeydew that ants enjoy eating.
If you are bringing in any cut flowers from outdoors then look for ants and additional pests first.
Keep shrubs and bushes cut back from the property.

If you have an ant infestation then let us assist. We can very quickly locate the ant trail and manage them with one of our efficient ant control solutions. As part of our maintenance service we cover ants as standard and make sure that any possible nesting sites are handled before they become an even bigger issue like an ant infestation. Otherwise if you are outside of our coverage area then the NPMA can help you find a pest specialist local to you.