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How to Keep Ants Out

07/29/2022   — Pest


Ants can be difficult to deal with any time of the year. Luckily, we have a few tips on how you can keep these pests from entering your home.

How Are Ants Getting into my House?

Ants can be a common problem any time of the year. In order to understand how to get rid of ants, it's important to recognize how these pests make their way into a home. Ants can typically find their way into your home or listing through:

  • Small Cracks in the Wall
  • Gaps in the Foundation
  • Through Your Flooring
  • Through Doors and Windows
  • Accidentally Carried Inside
  • Sugary spills or food left out

Although there are many methods for getting rid of ants, it is important to close off any points of entry that ants may be able to make their way through. 

How Can I Protect My Home From Ants?

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You can protect your home or listing from ant infestations by:

  • Making sure food is sealed in airtight containers
  • Regularly Cleaning Out Trash Cans
  • Cleaning up any spilled pet food
  • Avoiding mulch around your home
  • Fixing leaky water pipes
  • Sealing cracks or crevices around your home with caulk

By taking precautionary measures against any infestations, you can help prevent ant infestations before they occur. 

How Can I Get Rid of Ants?

In order to get rid of ants in your home, you must first seal off any points of entry. Once all points of entry are sealed off then other measures should be taken such as fixing leaky water pipes, and making sure your food is sealed in airtight containers.

If ants continue to find their way into your home after these preventative measures then it may be necessary to purchase some ant repellant products or hire pest control professionals to exterminate them completely. There are many products that may help you get rid of ants, however these products will most likely not take care of their queen and may lead to future infestations. 

How Much Does A Pest Inspection Cost?

Pest control inspections can vary depending on the different factors of your house. Inspections start at $75 and vary depending on the pest infestation. Here at Twin Termite, we understand that dealing with ants can be frustrating which is why our inspectors are always ready to help with whatever ant infestations you may be dealing with. 

If you are beginning to notice ant trails around your home or property, don't wait until it's too late. Schedule your pest inspection today! Book here.