Seeing a trail of ants parade across your kitchen floor is never a welcome sight. Unfortunately, in Florida this sight is more common that we’d like. There are a few simple tricks you can use to help keep your home ant-free!
Cover Cracks & Crevices
It’s likely that the ants you see in your home are finding their way in from the outside. Check around entry points, windows, and floorboards for unsealed cracks and crevices. Ants will find their way into your home through even the smallest holes to find food.
Throw Them off the Scent
If you’re looking for a natural way to prevent ants from coming back, turn to your spice cabinet! Try putting mint destroys the smelling capabilities of ants, so putting a few mint leaves around windows and doors where you’ve seen ants entering your home. You can also plant some mint in your garden to help keep ants away!
Keep it Neat and Tidy
Ants are usually attracted to your home by the smell of food. Cleaning up the kitchen after meals and taking care to sweep up crumbs will help keep the ants away. Make sure to clean up spills thoroughly as well! Sweet drinks are especially attractive to hungry ants.
Call in an Expert!
Being diligent about keeping your home clean can certainly help ward off ants and other pests, but the best way to keep ants out is with a professional pest control treatment. With targeted ant control treatments, you can easily keep your home ant-free!