Ants are one of several unwelcome visitors that will invade your home this spring if you don’t take the proper precautions. The ant control experts at Guarantee Pest Control in Lexington, KY, note that over 700 species of the insect exist, with some two dozen considered pests. Odorous house ants, carpenter ants, and pavement ants are among the species to watch out for, as these and other pest ants damage property, and contaminate food.
Here are a few ant control tips you can do this spring courtesy of these expert bug exterminators:
- Caulk Entry Points: Inspect your home and seal all cracks and crevices. Failing to seal entry points makes it easy for ants to invade your residence. Also clean all entry points with a strong detergent to remove pheromone trails.
- Seal All Food Containers: Keep food in tightly sealed containers and refrigerate ant “magnets” such as honey and sugar. Clean all trash cans in your home regularly to remove food crumbs and residue.
- Trim Vegetation: Trim vegetation around your home to prevent ants from using shrubs and plants as pathways to the indoors. If potted plants feature ants, place the pots in larger bowls filled with soapy water to deter them.
- Vacuum Often: Vacuum ant infestations whenever you see them and change the bag when you’re finished.
- Call Guarantee Pest Control: Deal with severe infestations by calling the ant control authorities at Guarantee Pest Control. They’ll determine if your issue is indeed ants and not termites, and devise a customized plan that eradicates your ant population permanently.
Work with the family-owned and operated business that has provided the Lexington area with meticulous residential pest control since 1953. The pest management professionals are capable of removing any type of infestation, and offer one-time, monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual services for your convenience.
For more on ant control and other residential pest control services, please contact Guarantee Pest Control today. Call (859) 254-2076 or visit the website. Like and follow the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more pest management tips.