How to Keep Your Home Ant-Free All Summer Long
Summer is a season of warmth, sunshine, and unfortunately, ant infestations. These tiny pests can quickly become a big nuisance, disrupting our daily lives and potentially causing damage to our property. As a New York homeowner, understanding how ants get into your home and implementing effective preventive measures is crucial to keep them at bay!
In our latest blog post, we are going to share some valuable insights on ant behavior, along with practical tips for preventing ant infestations.
How Ants Get into New York Homes
Ants are resourceful insects, capable of finding their way into your home through even the tiniest of cracks and openings. Common ant entry points are gaps around doors and windows, utility pipes, vents, and even electrical wires. Once inside, ants will follow trails created by scout ants to access sources of food and water. Kitchen areas and pantries are especially appealing to ants because of convenient access to sugary, greasy, and protein-rich foods.
Tips for Preventing Ants from Entering Your Home
Ants can be persistent pests, especially during the summer months. To keep these tiny intruders at bay and enjoy a pest-free home, follow these effective preventive measures.
Seal Entry Points
Regularly inspect and seal any cracks or gaps in your home’s exterior to block potential ant entryways.
Clean Your Home Thoroughly
Keep your home tidy and clean, especially in the kitchen. Wipe down countertops, sweep floors, and promptly clean up spills and crumbs.
Store Food Properly
Keep food in tightly sealed containers to minimize attractive scents that may draw ants.
Address Moisture Issues
Fix any leaks or plumbing problems promptly, as ants are also attracted to sources of water.
Maintain a clear space between your home’s exterior and vegetation to prevent ants from using branches or shrubs as bridges into your home.
Keep pet food dishes clean, and promptly remove leftovers from pet bowls to avoid attracting ants.
Dealing with an Ant Infestation?
If you find yourself dealing with an ant infestation despite your preventive efforts, it’s essential to address the problem promptly and effectively. DIY solutions may provide temporary relief, but ant colonies can be resilient, often requiring professional intervention.
At Knockout Pest Control, our experienced technicians are equipped with the expertise and tools to identify New York ant species, locate their nests, and implement targeted treatments to knock out the infestation. Our goal is not only to eliminate the existing problem but also to create a customized plan that will prevent future ant infestations in your home.
Protect Ant Infestations with Knockout Pest Control’s KO-12 Pest Protection Plan
Don’t let ants spoil your summer fun! Trust Knockout Pest Control to keep your home ant-free and pest-protected all year long. Our KO-12 Pest Protection Plan offers comprehensive year-round pest control, ensuring your home remains ant-free and protected from a variety of pests. With our team of experts by your side, you can rest assured that your family and property are safe from the intrusion of unwanted pests.
Take the proactive step to safeguard your home from ants and other pests. Contact Knockout Pest Control today to learn more about our KO-12 Pest Protection Plan and start enjoying a summer free from ant troubles. Call (800) 244-PEST for your free home pest control estimate.