When the weather changes it affects many different areas. Outdoor activities, plant life, clothing options, and more all change with the seasons. The bugs that are out and about also change from one season to the next. With winter coming to its official end this month the bugs that we are dealing with here at All-Rite Pest Control will begin to change. One insect that you will start to see more as the weather begins to warm up is ants. Since no one wants to have ants in their home, All-Rite Pest Control wants to give you some tips on how you can keep ants out of your home.
Home Pest Sealing to Keep Ants Away
One of the best ways to keep ants out of your home is to make sure that they cannot get in. There are many different things that you can do to help with this, but one way you can prevent ants from getting into your house is to seal off cracks and entrances to your home. Ants are excellent at getting into your home through tiny cracks. You should definitely check around your doors and windows to see if there are cracks that ants or other pests can get through. Simply caulk these cracks to eliminate the entrance points that you see so that ants cannot get into your home.
Empty & Seal Trash Cans to Keep Ants Out
Another tip is something you can do both inside and outside your home. Ants frequently come near your home looking for a source of food. Your garbage is one of the biggest sources of food that an ant can find. Even though you would not eat food out of your garbage, ants consider this food a feast. All-Rite Pest Control recommends that you have lids on your garbage cans both inside and outside your home. Lids will prevent the ants from being able to get to an easy food source inside your garbage can.
Ant Proof Airtight Food Containers to Keep Food Safe from Ants
If ants are able to find a way into your home they will immediately start looking for food. Your pantry is an obvious place for them to start foraging for food. When they go into your pantry it will help if they cannot get into any of your food. Storing items that are normally in open boxes in plastic containers with sealed lids is a great way to prevent ants from infesting your home. The most commonly used items that are best stored in these plastic containers are cereal and crackers. You will also want to make sure that bags of chips are sealed up as well as they can be when you put them in your pantry.
One of the most effective ways to keep outs out of your home is to have All-Rite Pest Control come out and spray your home. The products that we use here at All-Rite Pest Control are extremely effective in helping your home stay as pest free as possible. Following all of these tips will help your home from becoming infested with ants. Sometimes even after careful prevention measures ants will find their way into your home. If this happens to you, All-Rite Pest Control can help you take care of them. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today!