Getting rid of ants can be a challenging and frustrating process. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to get rid of ants, and prevent them from entering your home again. First, do your best to keep food and water off the floor—even a few crumbs can attract ants. Second, take a trip to your local hardware or home improvement store. Traps and treatments have proven effective at dealing with minor ant problems. For moderate and bigger ant infestations, hiring a pest removal specialist may be the most effective strategy to get rid of ants.

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Clean Means Clear

A clean home means a home clear of ant problems. Why? Because ants are attracted to food and water. Even a few crumbs from last night’s dinner can attract ants.

Do your best to clean up any spilled food and water, and take steps to secure food in cupboards and behind closed doors. The harder it is for ants to smell and reach food, the better your chances are of avoiding a large ant infestation.

Ant Traps and Treatments

Your local hardware store likely stocks a wide range of ant traps and treatments. Placing a few traps around the home, especially in areas of heavy infestation or in spots where you believe ants are entering your home, may eliminate the problem. Remember to use care whenever putting out ant traps—some traps and treatment pose a danger to children and pets, particularly if applied by those unfamiliar with them and their very specific label requirements for safe and proper application.

A Few Thoughts on Home-Based, DIY Ant Removal Methods

The internet is full of do-it-yourself strategies for removing ants from your home. From using white vinegar to essential oils, there’s no shortage of potential solutions for ant problems. Many of these so-called solutions are simply myths, however. Those that aren’t are often limited in their effectiveness.  And still some others may cause further issues in your home, such as damage to your carpet or wood flooring. A key axiom of pest control is to remember is that there are many substances which are capable of killing a few ants.  However, the objective for long term success is to exterminate the colony, for which no home remedy is truly capable. 

Consult an Expert for Effective Ant Control

Some ant problems are too large or persistent to deal with using poisons or traps available at your local hardware store. If your ant problem has spun out of control, it may be necessary to consult an expert pest removal company. In many cases, pest removal companies can get rid of ants quickly and help you take steps to ensure the ants are unable to return.

Request a Free Quote for Ant Removal Services Today

Dealing with ants can be frustrating and time consuming. Just when you think you have the problem under control, the colony revitalizes. We have the skill and experience needed to help you take care of ants in your home quickly and permanently. Contact us today to schedule your free, on-site estimate to get rid of ants in your home.