As we get closer and closer to the start of summer, many people will start seeing ants coming into their homes. A lot of people will see ants in the kitchen, but they aren’t limited to just the kitchen. Ants will be anywhere in your home where they can find food, including in the basement, in the pantry, in the cupboards, in the bathroom and even near pet food bowls.
Getting rid of ants in the house can be a challenge and there is a lot more to it than squishing every ant that you encounter. The Ocala pest control pros at McCall Service know how to get rid of ants. Our ant control services have helped many home and business owners throughout Ocala to get rid of these annoying pests. Here are some helpful tips on what you need to do if you have an ant infestation:
If you have ants, don’t go around stomping or squishing all the ants that you find. This can actually make the problem worse and will not reduce your current infestation.
Remove any food that ants are accessing; crumbs, spills, food left on counters or dirty dishes left in the sink can all feed hungry ants.
Pick up pet food as soon as your pet is finished eating. You should also make sure that pet food is stored in air-tight containers so that ants cannot get into it.
Reduce areas of moisture in your home. Running a dehumidifier in damp areas can help reduce environments that ants may find attractive. Also check to make sure you have no leaky pipes in your home, as these can create damp environments.
Cut back trees so that they don’t touch your roof. Shrubs and vegetation should also be cut back away from the home. These can act as ‘bridges’ that allow ants and other pests to access your home.
These tips will help eliminate the conditions ants find attractive therefore achieving the goal of keeping them off of your property. However, if you have a current infestation the best way to eliminate it is by contacting a pest control company like McCall Services. Our pest control professionals can locate the source of the infestation (the ant nest) and eliminate it as well as all the ants.
It is definitely more challenging to control an ant problem once they have found your home. We know that the best and most sure fire way to make sure you don’t deal with ants this summer is to prevent them now, before they get into your home. But we also know pests are persistent and sometimes, despite even the best of efforts, they may still manage to find a way into homes. Lucky for you, this area is our expertise! For more information on ant control in Ocala, please give us a call. Our professionals would be happy to discuss our ant control treatment options with you and to tell you more about our year round pest control program to prevent and eliminate pests all year round. Contact McCall Service for more information today!