How To Prevent Ants

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How to prevent ants

Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that is sweet and sticky, which is why you can find ants anywhere food is kept, especially in the kitchen. Once ants find a food source, they lay down an invisible trail that other ants can sense and follow to keep coming back to get more food for their colony.

To get rid of ants you must remove the things that attract ants. The list below will help:

  • Clean up food and liquid spills immediately. Even the tiniest of crumbs is enough to attract an army of ants to your home!
  • Sweep up any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
  • Store your food in airtight containers or bags in cabinets and refrigerators. Even refrigerator seals are no problem for ants! Fruit bowls with fermenting fruit should be emptied regularly.
  • Clean up pet food as it is also a food source that will attract ants to your home. Be sure to clean your pet’s bowl after use too.
  • Seal all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames to block entry for ants. Check for leaks from time to time.
  • Keep garbage lids closed tightly as ants can easily detect the leftovers in your trash.
  • Keep food covered in storage areas as you don’t know where ants have been walking before they walk across your food.
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Depending on the ant species that has managed to invite itself into your home, removing ants yourself can be dangerous. Our pest control specialists know what to do when it comes to ant deterrents. They understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. Ehrlich experts can also help you remove infestations and activity around your home or business. All our treatments are safe for people and pets.

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