Ants are a common household problem no matter where you live. These pests are attracted to food and moisture and often find a way into your home through small cracks and crevices. Thankfully, these pests are easy to avoid if you take a few precautions. Here are several ways to prevent an ant infestation.
Clean Up After Yourself
The key to avoiding an ant infestation is maintaining cleanliness. Clean up food and liquid spills promptly, before ants have a chance to discover them. Put food away or throw it out right after you are done eating it. If you have outside pets, store their food inside in a sealed container. Ants can smell food and will travel towards it if the scent lingers in the air. Keeping your home and yard clean helps in preventing an ant infestation.
Clean Out Trash Cans
Dirty trash cans filled with food and liquid play a large role in ant infestations. No matter if you keep your trash cans outside or inside your garage, ants will sense that there is waste nearby. They will be in your trash cans before you know, and most likely will try to enter your home. Their small size makes it especially easy for them to get into your home. The stronger the odor of waste, the more ants show up, and soon you will have an ant infestation on your hands. By keeping your trash cans clean, you will be way ahead of the game.
Seal Entry Points
You may see a few ants here and there in your home, which is nothing to be overly worried about. However, if you see more coming in from a specific room or area in your home, look a little closer. It is easy to seal up small cracks and crevices using caulk. Holes can be filled in with caulk, steel wool or cement. Taking some time to seal up your home ensures that ants will not have a way into your home. Ants will give up and go elsewhere.
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