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How to prevent ants from breaking and entering your home

There are a number of ways to prevent ants from invading your home. One way is by preventing them from getting inside in the first place. This can save you money on extermination methods, which can be costly.

Carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, and odorous house ants are just a few of the ants that can be found in homes. Examine the ant's size, color, and behavior to determine the type you are dealing with. You can also look at guides online or get help from a professional. You can target and eliminate ants in your home more effectively if you know how they behave and where they like to nest.

Sugary substances, proteins, and grease are some of the foods that ants enjoy eating. Make sure to properly store food in sealed containers and in the refrigerator to keep ants at bay, and promptly clean up crumbs and spills. This will help lower the probability of ant activity in your home.

Ants can enter your home through a variety of entry points, including utility openings, gaps around windows and doors, and cracks in foundations and walls. Seal any cracks and crevices with weatherstripping or caulk to keep ants out. Ants won't be able to get into your home without this.

Peppermint oil and citrus peels are examples of natural ant repellents, although have lower probabilities of working, while insecticides and bait traps are examples of chemical ant killers. Natural solutions may be safer to use around children and pets than chemical ones, but they may not be as effective.

Maintain a clean home by regularly cleaning, vacuuming, and looking for signs of ant activity to keep them at bay. Keep removing food sources and sealing entry points, and be aware of potential nesting areas, to keep ants out of your home in the future. Consider contacting a professional pest control service if the infestation becomes severe.

If you work towards removing food left out in the open, sealing points of entry, and identifying the ant in question may minimize ant activity in your home. DIY ant treatments are difficult to carry out with high success and we recommend having one of our trained professionals come out to address the problem.

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