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How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home: Ant Control

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How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home: Ant Control
Jun
12, 2018

How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home: Ant Control

by Clint Miller/ 0 Comments

If you’ve been searching for tips on how to get ants of your home, you’ve come to the right place! The team at Clint Miller Exterminating is standing by to help you get rid of ants permanently. We have a reputation in North Carolina for our excellent customer service and our commitment to eradicating critters from people’s home quickly and efficiently.

So, if your family has recently seen ants marching around the property in search of tempting foods, there is no time like the present to take care of this problem. If the ant infestation is too large or complicated to handle yourself, you’ll be glad to know that help from our trained and licensed professionals is just a phone call away. 

Combating the Harmful Effects of Ants

You may become squeamish at the first sight of ants in your home. This is a natural reaction, since people have an instinct about the harmful effects of ants as they watch them streaming across the kitchen floor in single file. 

Homeowners who have put “ant control” at the top of their to-do list would be right to wonder what is the best way to get rid of these invaders. In some cases, with limited invasion, you may be able to control them on your own. 

The first thing to do is identify what kind of ants are invading your dwelling. This is not an easy task to do on your own unless you are an expert on the topic, but knowing the type of ant can help people determine what they like to eat (some prefer living near pipes and sinks to get water, others focus on eating wood (such as carpenter ants). 

To get ants out of your home, walk around the property, looking for cracks and other small openings, and then seal them with caulk or steel wool, as recommended by Good Housekeeping. You should also get rid of sources of food. This means cleaning up when food or drinks are spilled, storing food in tight containers and removing any dead bugs that may be on the floor.

You can’t stomp all of the ants to death, as the job would take too much time. Homeowners doing eradication on their own can put out bait traps. Ants will be attracted to the bait, which they will bring back to the colony and share with one another, killing them all in the process. 

There are non-traditional options for you to consider trying too. For example, surround the cookie jar on your kitchen counter with adhesive tape, which will trap the ants and protect the treats, as suggested by Reader’s Digest. Sprinkling flour in a line across the backs of your kitchen shelves will repel ants too, without the need for pesticide. Even something as simple as a lemon can help. Squeeze lemon juice on windowsills and at the thresholds of doors to repel ants.

Types of Ants In Your Home

If your do-it-yourself efforts to control ants do not succeed, it’s time to summon pest control experts. At Clint Miller Exterminating, our team has years of experience in getting rid of different types of ants, including:

* Carpenter Ants

* Fire Ants

* Odorous House Ants

* Pavement Ants

* Pharaoh Ants

This list is by no means comprehensive. It represents some of the most common ants affecting homeowners in North Carolina. Call our office or feel free to email us a photo of the ant in question if you would like us to investigate and prepare a customized treatment plan just for you.

Do You Need Professional Ant Control Services Today?

Whether you need help to get rid of ants in the kitchen or any other area in your abode, the team at Clint Miller Exterminating is standing by to assist. To learn more about our approach to pest control for ants or to make an appointment, please get in touch with us today.



By : Clint Miller

Over 30 years of pest and rodent control.

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