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How Not To Let Ants In The House This Spring

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Spring is perhaps the most exciting time of the year as we finally escape the winter doldrums and enjoy the new beginning of spring growth and activities. During spring cleaning windows and doors are finally able to be opened letting in that fresh, crisp air. However, along with all the spring activity and growth comes exposure to ants and other invasive pests.

The sighting of a few ants crawling across the kitchen floor may not be a cause for panic but ants live in colonies and seeing even a small presence of ants means there is a large number in a colony nearby.

Several species of ants can be broken down into two categories; those that live outside the home and travel inside in search of food and those that live and eat inside the home. The variety of ants can range from destructive carpenter ants to black and red ants, odorous house ants, crazy ants, pharaoh ants, pavement ants, and house ants. If you see large ants in your home, they may be carpenter ants and these kinds of ants can cause damage to the wooden structure of a house. 

Once there is a heavy infestation of ants in or around your home, professional ant control will be your best choice to resolve this issue. However, there are a few tips that can help to deter ants from entering your home. The first and most obvious approach is to seal off any entry points where ant trails are beginning to form. Second, take some time to clean the kitchen and other areas of the home where there’s food. Any crumbs, spills, or food debris should be wiped and cleaned so that ants are not welcomed into your kitchen. Another helpful tip is to trim back bushes and tree branches that are touching the side of the home. Believe it or not, vegetation can create a bridge for easy access to the home. Keeping your landscaping features back away from the home is a great way to reduce not just ants in the home, but many other insects as well. 

These are just a few tips on ant control and discouraging ants in the house. Even then, professional services may be needed to completely remove the infestation of ants. Action Pest Control has been serving residential and commercial clients for almost 70 years.

Contact us today and be sure to ask about “The Action Advantage". about how our pros get rid of ants. We have over 70 well-trained state-certified pest management professionals ready to serve you with our guaranteed 24-hour emergency service response.