Preventing Ants from Entering Your Home

Despite their small size, ants can develop into quite a nuisance if they manage to get inside your Polk County home. There are many kinds of ants, and different ant species require different treatment methods to control them. Here are some of the threats that ants pose to residential properties and ways you can be successful at preventing ants from entering your home.

Threats of Invasive Ants

Ants can cause serious structural damage to your home by chewing through wood and drywall to access your food and water, weakening the structure of your home in the process and spreading contamination everywhere they go. Additionally, painful bites from certain ants can cause a range of adverse reactions and side effects in humans including swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing, and even anaphylactic shock. Unfortunately, getting rid of ants can be difficult. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the dangers that ants pose and actively take steps to prevent ants from invading your home.

Tips for Preventing Ants in Your Home

Ants are social pests. Therefore, if you see one in your home, there are likely more nearby. If you suspect ants are infesting your home, apply the following tips to keep your property safe:

  1. Remove ant food sources – Ants are drawn to accessible sources of food in your kitchen. Be sure to keep your kitchen as clean as possible by storing food in bags and containers, sweeping up any crumbs on the ground, and keeping trash in tightly sealed bins.
  2. Remove ant water sources – Ants need water to survive and will always look for places with excess moisture. Dry off surfaces in your kitchen and ensure there are no leaky faucets.
  3. Seal entry points – Identify where ants are entering your home and seal up any holes and gaps that they are traveling through with caulk and/or double-sided tape.

If you are unsuccessful in preventing ants from entering your home, the pest control experts at Critter Control® of Polk County are experienced at preventing ants and are prepared to help save you the time, money, and hassle of an ant infestation.

Effective Polk County, FL Ant Removal Services

Instead of using dangerous and damaging chemicals, the licensed and trained technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County use safe ant control methods that are non-toxic, eco-friendly, and at no risk to you, your loved ones, or your pets. Our four-step method ensures the nuisance ants are removed quickly and permanently.

  1. Inspection – We will conduct a thorough internal and external inspection of your home to determine the magnitude of your infestation and how the pests got inside.
  2. Removal – We will strategize an efficient and affordable solution to eliminate your ant infestation using safe and non-invasive methods.
  3. Prevention – After eliminating the invasive ants, all entry points will be sealed to prevent future infestations.
  4. Restoration – If the ants caused any damage to your property, we will clean and repair it.

The experienced ant control technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County will quickly and safely remove nuisance ants from your property and keep them from returning. To schedule an inspection and receive a free ant removal estimate, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.

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