Ants in your home are a nuisance, and can be very difficult to eliminate on your own, but ant problems don’t have to be inevitable! There are several proven ways to make ants less interested in your home or business, such as addressing excess moisture, sealing entryways, and keeping spaces clean and tidy. A professional ant exterminator can also help devise strategies that work to safeguard your home against ant infestations.
In this article, the experts at Watson Pest Management provide some tips on how to keep ants away and prevent infestations.
Keep Ants Away from Your Home
Active prevention methods are the best way to keep your home ant-free. Understanding what attracts ants, and what you can do to stop that from happening, is the best year-round protection your home could ever need. Here’s how to keep ants away from your El Paso area home:
- Locate and eliminate standing water and excess moisture. Ants need food to survive – and they need water, too. So, fix your leaky pipes and routinely check under sinks for areas of moisture. Consider using a dehumidifier if you have a damp basement or crawl space. Ensure downspouts and gutters are functioning properly.
- Keep a clean and tidy home. Ensure your kitchen is free of crumbs and residues that ants can use as food sources. Wipe counters and sweep floors regularly. Store food in airtight containers, and keep ripened fruit in the fridge. Always pick up pet food bowls from the floor after mealtimes.
- Seal entry points. Routinely inspect your property for cracks or other entry points, and seal them. Double-check that your windows and doors don’t have cracks, or install screens to help keep ants out. Use caulk around windowsills and baseboards. Check the weatherstripping around your doors to make sure it still creates a firm seal.
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Are There All Natural Ant Prevention Methods?
All natural ant prevention methods are a great choice as long as you’re not dealing with an active ant problem. If you find yourself already in the midst of a full-blown ant infestation, all-natural or DIY ant prevention methods will not solve the problem for you.
Here are some common household substances that you can place around your home to try to prevent ants from entering:
- Live mint plants
- Vinegar and water spray solution
- Diatomaceous earth
- Ground cinnamon
- Cayenne pepper
- Black pepper
Again, these all natural solutions won’t solve an active ant infestation on your property, but they can sometimes help repel ants and prevent one from starting.
Call the El Paso Ant Exterminators Today!
Once ants have gotten into your El Paso home, it’s a problem best left to professionals. Call the experienced pest control technicians at Watson Pest Management. We have the tools and expertise to know how to get rid of them and keep them from coming back. For a free quote on preventing ants,contact our team today.Back to Ant Exterminators – Control – Removal