Most ants will only enter your home in search of food, water and shelter from the weather. The best ways to prevent lots of ants from entering into and around your home is to:
Remove Food Sources
Ants love sweet and sticky food. Clean any food scraps or spills in your kitchen and sweep any crumbs left on the floor. Ensure your rubbish bins are correctly closed, and pet food is not left out. Store your food in airtight containers or the fridge. Unfortunately, this also means you should store the pretty kitchen fruit bowl away.
Seal Cracks and Repair Leaks
You will commonly find ants entering from small gaps around doors and windows. Investigate the internal and external of your home for possible ant entrances and seal apparent cracks. Moisture is another ant attractant, repair pipe leaks and maintain proper water drainage in and around your home.
Branches touching your external walls and roof can act as a bridge between your home and ants nesting in your gardens. The best way to prevent this is to trim back trees, bushes and clear your roof guttering.
Hire a Professional
If you find that you are not getting results from DIY treatments or prevention, you may want to seek professional pest control services.
Call us on 1800 556 225 and speak with our friendly staff, who can help you book one of our highly skilled and trained pest technicians to treat and target your ant problem and solve it quickly.
All our pest technicians have been trained to apply all treatments safely and effectively around your home so that you can have peace of mind that your family and pets are safe from all treatments.