Best Known Pest Control
Ant Prevention & Removal
Ants can be a nuisance when they invade our homes or gardens. It’s important to take steps to remove them as soon as possible. Here are some tips for ant removal:
- Identify the type of ant: Different types of ants may require different methods of removal. For example, sugar ants are attracted to sweets, while carpenter ants may be attracted to damp wood. Knowing the species of ant can help you choose the most effective method of removal.
- Eliminating wood to soil contact: Removing heavy brush and vegetation against home. Adding proper downspout extensions to aid in the elimination of standing water. Remove wood piles.
- Remove food sources: Ants are attracted to food, so it’s important to remove any sources of food in your home or garden. This includes wiping down counters, storing food in sealed containers, and cleaning up spills or crumbs
- Use ant baits: Ant baits are a popular method of ant removal. These baits contain a toxic substance that the ants will carry back to their colony, ultimately killing the entire colony. Place the bait near the ant trail, but do not disturb the ants as they carry it back to their nest.
- Use insecticides: Insecticides can be effective in killing ants, but they should be used with caution, as they can be harmful to pets, animal and even and children. Follow the label carefully and keep the area well-ventilated.
- Call a pest Professional: If you have a large or persistent ant infestation, it may be necessary to call a professional pest control company. They can assess the situation and recommend the most effective method of ant removal.
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