Of all the pests that enter a home, ants are perhaps the most annoying. While they may not carry disease as readily as roaches or mice, no one wants ants near their food. Here are a few ways to keep them out:
Keep it clean.
Ants generally enter homes to look for food. Making sure food preparation areas are kept clean with a vinegar and bleach solution goes a long way towards keeping them out. It is also a great idea to keep all food stored in airtight containers.
Since ants are small, they can enter through very tiny openings. Pay attention to areas where ants congregate and discover where they are entering. Caulk is a good way to seal the cracks to keep the ants away.
Destroy the nest.
If you still see ants in your home, set out bait for them to take with them back to their nest. This will destroy the whole colony and prevent them from coming back. Pest control companies have their own formulas and strategies to eradicate ants. You can also do your own research and try a homemade ant bait.
These tips will help you to once again maintain an ant-free zone. After all, sharing your food with pests is no picnic.