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Help! My House Is Turning Into An Ant Farm!

an ant infestation in a home

If you feel like you’re simply living among an army of ants rather than the other way around, you have an ant problem! Seeing just a couple of these pests inside your home isn’t a huge problem. Most people can live with just a couple of ants here and there. However, when it starts to feel like you’re living on an ant farm something must be done! The best thing you can do is to call on the Indianapolis pest control pros at Action to get rid of these pests for you. If you call us today, there’s a good chance we could be there tomorrow to help you out! If your ant problem is severe, there are a few things you can do in the meantime to try to minimize the problem. Here are some helpful ant prevention tips from the pest control pros at Action Pest Control:

Ant prevention starts with eliminating the places where these pests can get indoors. Do a thorough check around the exterior of your home, and be sure to pay special attention to areas along the foundation. Are there small holes that may let in pests? Are there cracks in the foundation? Do you see little ant hills near the immediate perimeter of your home? If so, you could easily be allowing ants indoors. You could hire a handyman to help close up these possible entry points, or you could do it yourself.

Food sources for these pests should also be eliminated. Be sure to clean up spills and crumbs right away. Pay close attention to areas around kitchen appliances because crumbs can accumulate underneath or behind them. Clean out your pantry and food cupboards, removing crumbs and spills. You will also want to protect all food items by storing them in plastic or glass containers with tight-fitting lids. Make every effort not to leave dirty dishes in the sink or food out on your counters. Any food left out is free for the taking by hungry ants. Ants love a variety of foods and that includes pet food! That being said, it is also a good idea to only have pet food available to your pet when they are ready to eat as opposed to leaving it out all day.

So now that the ants can’t find a way in and they have no food to eat, you will also want to eliminate areas of moisture. Ants that are already in your home will be drawn to any damp areas they can find. Mend any leaky pipes or dripping faucets and use a dehumidifier in damp areas, including bathrooms and basements.

These helpful tips can eliminate the environments that are attracting ants, making your house less of an ant farm and more of a place where you can relax without the worry of these pests. Ants are known for contaminating food and causing stress- you don’t want to find yourself living among them! If you’ve followed all these tips and you still have an ant problem, the professionals at Action can help. With Indianapolis pest control services that get to the root of your ant infestation, you can trust that our ant control services will eliminate your problem and address the conditions that may be attracting these pests. For more information on our home pest control services and to schedule an inspection, please contact us in Indianapolis today.