Four Tips to Keep Ants out This Spring

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Once you find one ant in your home, you know more are on their way. Prevent your home from becoming an ant haven by using these tips to keep ants out.

Why Ants Invade

Before you can learn how to keep ants out, it’s helpful to know why they come in.

Sugar, Crumbs, and Uncovered Food

The most common reason that ants invade is that they have found access to sugars and uncovered foods. Ants send scavengers all around your home to try to find some sign of food and then bring their friends back, creating an invasion.

Nearby Nest/Openings

In some cases, the problem may not be with what’s around your house. The problem may simply be that you have ant colonies too close to your home and too many holes and openings on your property.

How to Keep Ants Out

Now that you know why they come in, you can take steps to keep them from coming in.

1. Store food properly.

Don’t make it easy for them to feast on your food. Store everything in an air-tight container. This means cereal, baking supplies, snacks, and even your dog’s food.

2. Clean up.

While you won’t be able to prevent every ant from coming in by keeping a tidy home, the fewer crumbs lying around, the better. Make it a habit to sweep or vacuum every night before bed.

3. Seal your house.

Search for the ways they might be getting in. Ants are tiny and don’t need a lot of space to make their way into your home, but you can make it more difficult for them by caulking cracks and sealing doors.

4. Get help From ExtermPRO.

Your local pest pros have decades of experience dealing with pesky ant problems. We can help you keep ants out for good. Call us today at 571-620-1168.

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