Tips for Preventing an Ant Infestation

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Ant infestations may seem harmless at first, but ants can carry harmful bacteria and some ants can damage the structure of your home. Ants also attract larger pests that typically feed on small insects. If you follow the tips listed below, you can greatly reduce the chances of an ant infestation happening in your home. 

  • Eliminate Scout Ants 

Ant infestations typically begin after scout ants explore your home and decide if there is enough food and shelter to colonize. If you notice a few ants in your home, kill them and then get in touch with us and we can help you put some preventative measures in place in order to keep ants from colonizing in your home. 

  • Use Ant Traps

If you notice scout ants in your house, you can also place traps that will bait and poison ants. The scout ants will carry the bait back to the colony, which will poison and kill the whole colony. This method is more effective than simply killing scout ants, but either option will reduce the chances of more ants coming into your home.

  • Keep Your House Clean

One of the most common reasons that ants start to colonize in a home is because they find food. After you and your family have a meal, it is important to either throw your leftover food away or put your leftovers in sealed containers. Below are a few quick tips to keep in mind when trying to keep your house clean: 

  • Put dirty dishes in the dish washer after every meal.
  • Sweep the floor and vacuum the carpets regularly.
  • Wipe down tables, kitchen counters, and any other surfaces that might have traces of food on them. 
  • Make Sure Your House is Sealed

Even if all of your doors and windows are closed, ants can still find their way into your home. We recommend that you get in touch with us so that we can make sure all potential entry points in your home are sealed. 

  • Get In Touch with a Pest Control Expert

If you have a lot of ants in your house, there is a large chance that there is at least one ant colony in your home. We offer free inspections, and we can help locate the source of your ant infestation. We offer the most up to date treatment methods available in the industry, so that we can remove pests and keep them from coming back. Get in touch with us for a free inspection!

In Conclusion…

Sometimes it can take more than a few traps to get rid of an ant infestation. We urge you to get in touch with a professional as soon as you suspect there is an ant infestation in your home so that you know the job gets done properly. At Reliable Pest Control Services, we specialize in locating and removing pests in businesses and homes. We have years of experience, and we are licensed and certified with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS).

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