How to Prevent Ants from Coming into Your House
A colony of ant might seem innocuous but once they infiltrate your home, the damage can leave our frustrated. Most homeowners will leave the problem until the very last stage but if you act smartly, you can prevent ants ever entering your home. If the problem becomes grave, however, we recommend calling an expert Albany pest control company to the case for a quick and effective treatment.
#1: Seal the entry points
When a colony of ants marches into your home, it does through a crack or hole in the wall, your window or your door. Sealing off their entry points with caulk or another sealant can help eliminate the tiniest of spaces through which ants can enter. If you want a quick solution, however, you can go for an emergency sealing remedy like petroleum jelly or a poster tack.
#2: Make use of anti-ant products
Green, eco-friendly anti-ant powders are a good way to repel ants from entering your vicinity. Alternatively, if you want to steer clear of any and all chemicals, you can use natural anti-ant substances to keep ants off your property.
These natural organic substances include diatomaceous earth and salt. Both these substances work by dehydrating the ant and sucking up all the moisture in their bodies so they have to retreat back to their nest. If used in larger quantities and greater concentrations, they may even kill the ants.
#3: Use tape to create a sticky barrier
While this method might not always be a success, there’s no harm in trying! Simply use a double tape near susceptible areas to create a barrier. Smaller ants might stick to the tape so you can remove them later altogether. You can use this barrier near counters or under and around windows and doors.
#4: Use ant-repelling foods
Certain food items in your kitchen such as peppers, bay leaves and apple cider vinegar can prove to be helpful in repelling ants and prevent them from entering your home. Place these food items strategically in places you suspect an ant infestation.
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