Ants are here to stay, and no amount of ant killer will eliminate every ant in the world. However, it doesn't mean that you have to share your home with these tiny insects. No matter if it's carpenter ants or another species, it's important to eliminate them quickly if you want to avoid a costly and an unhealthy infestation later.
What Do Ants Look Like?
With thousands of ant species on the planet, this blog would go on for pages describing each one. The most common ants around your home include carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pharaoh ants and little black ants. Maybe you've seen small ants on the counter, or perhaps you've noticed ants with wings around your home. Regardless of the species, these insects all have six legs with segmented bodies and two antennae. They're easy to spot, but don't mistake them for termites. We'll discuss that in another blog.
How Did I Get Ants?
Flying ants and other species get into homes through cracks and crevices, including open windows and doors. They're always on the hunt for food and water and will invade homes for shelter to survive through cold seasons. They can detect small crumbs and spilled liquids out in the open or under appliances. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink or letting the trash pile up will attract ants and other pests into your home.
How Can I Get Rid of Ants?
Use an ant killer to eliminate the pests inside your home. You can find many effective ant control products on our site. Sealing cracks, cleaning up after meals and removing nests from outside your home will also help to curb the population and to keep them from invading your living spaces.
A DIY Ant Pest Control Program
- Clean up spills and crumbs.
- Use ant sprays and dusts to take out colonies.
- Seal cracks with silicone or foam sealant.
- Inspect regularly for ants inside and outside your home.
- Put away pet food bowls at night.
- Don't leave food out on the counters.
An ant infestation may seem like a lot to handle, but it's not so bad once you know what to use. Ant pesticides make quick work of colonies, and preventative habits keep these pests from returning to your home. Whether you're dealing with a few ants or a massive colony, Pedchem can help with ant sprays and baits to get rid of ants in your home for good.