Ants! Those pesky little bugs that are small but oh so numerous! They seem to come out of nowhere– how do you get rid of them? Read on for some practical ways to get these pests out of your home.
First things first, though. What’s in your home that’s so enticing to ants? Ants need food, water, and shelter to survive, and the crumbs in your kitchen and moisture in your bathroom make them want to invite all of their family over for food and fun.
To prevent ants from making themselves at home, frequently wipe down your countertops and sink to ensure there are no food particles left. Also keep a close eye on the floor and be quick to pick up any crumbs as well as making sure there are no liquids lingering in your trash can—all of these things can attract ants and feed them for a long time. Another prevention method is to make sure all food in the pantry is sealed up. Things like cereal, crackers, and anything else sweet should be zipped up in a plastic bag to keep the pests out. Ants can fit in remarkably small openings, so all cracks around windows and the foundations of the home should be sealed as well.
If you happen to see a few ants marching across your kitchen counter, be sure to get the cleaner out and wipe it down to get rid of the pheromone trail they’ve left for their friends to play follow-the-leader.
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