Ants can be a nuisance. Some species simply feed on food and occasionally bite, others damage property. And there are some, such as the red ant, that can cause a serious allergic reaction and a shock-like state. Even if the kind of ant lurking around in your house is seemingly innocent, that does not mean it can stay.
Luckily, the winters are almost here and you’ll be seeing a lot less of these ants. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t nearby and waiting to infiltrate your house (mostly your kitchen). So what can you do to keep these ants away from your property for good? Here are a few tips that can help.
#1: Keep The House Clean
Ants are not a fan of cleanliness. They feed on leftover food and waste. The number one tip anyone can give you to keep ants away is to start making your house more hygienic. Unsanitary conditions will not only draw ants but other unwanted, potentially more harmful, pests as well such as rodents.
Even if you’ve accidentally dropped some food crumbs on the floor or your table, or if you have a toddler making a mess, you should clean up immediately. Ants can move fast so you don’t want to leave any food crumbs on the floor.
#2: Keep Food Sealed
Open food is a strong attractant for ants. The smell can draw these ants to your house so you should keep food sealed and stored properly. Even if ants are not your concern, keeping your food sealed will help them not ruining too fast.
#3: Empty Bins
Trash cans and rubbish bins are a feast for ants and you can’t really seal all of the bins either. The best way to deal with this problem is to empty trash cans as soon as possible.
#4: Stop Their Entry
Keep your windows closed and seal any crack or holes in the walls that could be an entry point for these ants. You should be cautious the most about shutting windows in the summertime when ants like the flying ants are abundant.
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