JG Pest Control – The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Home
While ants are often seen as annoyance in the home, they do have a role to play. Ants are an important part of the eco-system. They turn and aerate the soil. This enables the oxygen and water to reach the roots of plants. Ants also work as mini decomposers. They feed on organic waste and dead creatures. In turn, this helps to keep the environment clean.
However, when in the home, ants are just a nuisance and a very unwelcome guest. If you spot ants in your home, you want to act quickly. There are lots of things you can do to deter ants or repel them from your home. In this blog post we share some actions you can take to prevent an ant infestation in your home.
Like many common pests, ants prefer warmer weather. This is why they are often more visible in the spring and summer months. During the wet and rainy periods, ants will find dry and safe locations. This will often be a home within your home.
Keeping things sealed will avoid attracting ants. This includes food containers, sweet treats and lids on fizzy drinks for example. However, it also includes your home. Take the time to check for small holes and opening in your masonry walls. If you come across any then use an approved sealer to fill the openings. It’s a good idea to check the seals on windows and doors too as these can have gaps that you should fill.
Many old wives tales are not true and rarely work. However, the baking soda and sugar mix tale can work for ants as well as a small number of other insects attracted by sweet things. You need to mix baking soda and sugar, then sprinkle it around door ways and where you can see ants. The ants will be attracted to the sugar and carry the mixture back to their nest to share with the other ants. But the baking soda in the mixture will kill the ants and could help rid you of your ant problem.
If an ant infestation in your home is caught quickly enough it can be dealt with quickly and easily. There are some high-quality sprays and powders that can be extremely effective.
However, if you have an ant infestation in your home and you can’t get on top of it, call our team. We have ant removal specialists that will be able to inform you of the extent of your ant infestation and what pest control treatment can be used to get rid of the ants from your home.