Posted on: 28 July 2022
Ants can be an annoying problem in your kitchen during the summer. If you see a line of ants marching in your kitchen often, that's a good sign there is something in the room that's attracting them. Watch their trail to see how they're getting inside and where they're going in your kitchen. This might give you information on where the food source is located so you can eliminate it. Here are some more tips for ant control in your kitchen.
Seal All The Gaps You See
Since ants come in from the outdoors, seal all the gaps you see with caulk or spray foam so the ants can't get inside. If you don't see any gaps, try looking at night when your indoor lights are on. You might see light streaming out under a door or window frame. Sealing your entire home can be tedious work, but it's worth it to keep out all manner of pests, including ants.
If you're unable to do this work yourself, call a pest control company and ask if they provide exclusion services. They'll know where to look for ant entry points and they'll know how to close them effectively.
Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets And Stove
If it's been a while since you've deep cleaned your kitchen, it's probably time for a thorough cleaning so you can eliminate crumbs and stains that attract ants. Clean your stovetop and oven, your floors, and your cabinets. Pull everything out of your cabinets so you can vacuum them and wash them down to get rid of food spills and odors.
Put Out Ant Bait
Bait is often a good way to kill ants. Set the bait where your pets can't get to it and wait for the ants to find it. You might place the bait near a trail of marching ants so they stumble on it. The ants will then carry the bait back to their colony to kill several of their nest mates. Given time, you might eliminate your ant problem and the colony using bait.
However, the ants have to take the bait, and some ants are attracted to sweet food and others like different food choices. If you can't get your ant problem under control fast, call a pest control company for help. They might use bait too, but they'll know the right kind to use and where to place it. They may even use liquid ant control products on the ant colony or around the perimeter of your house too.Share