Fighting Back Against Ant Infestations

Fighting Back Against Ant Infestations

Ant infestations are particularly frustrating, because they are so difficult to control. Once there are some ants in your home, you can be sure that there are even more you can’t see—which can make it seem as if you will never take control of your home back from the ants. Calling a pest control company is a crucial step in fighting ant infestations. These tips will also help.

Start with Prevention

Fighting an ant infestation is much harder than preventing ants in the first place. To reduce the risk that ants will start to call your house home, seal entry points around windows and doors and fill any cracks and crevices inside your home. Sweep your floors and wipe your counters regularly to get rid of crumbs that could be food sources. You should keep food sealed and properly stowed to make your home less appealing to pests.

Watch the Workers

The ants you see in your home are the worker ants. They are the ones sent out by the ant colony to find food. If you watch where they go, you can often spot the location where the colony is living. If you kill the worker ants, you may momentarily get rid of the ones you can see, but you will leave the colony intact. That means that the colony will simply send more ants, and you will soon see a fresh batch. This is why it can seem so difficult to stop an ant infestation.

Call a Pest Control Company

A pest control company has the experience necessary to locate the ant colony and spray it to get rid of the ants for good. Doing so on your own will likely fail. They can also point out things in your home that make it vulnerable to invasion by pests such as ants, so that you can address them.

When you have an ant infestation or another kind of pest issue, choose Hilltop Pest Control. They have been providing pest control in Steamboat Springs, CO, for more than 40 years and offer both maintenance and service for active pest problems. For more information, call (970) 879-7796.

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