Ants are tiny pests that can easily take over your property in Tennessee. If you're dealing with an ant infestation, the first thing you need to do is figure out the source that's attracting them. Infestations usually occur when there's food left out, especially the sugary kind, so you'll want to locate and clean up the area. You should also wipe up the ants using a mix of water and vinegar to eliminate them and repel any more. While these methods are excellent in tackling an ant infestation, the most effective way to deal with these creepy crawlers is to schedule a professional exterior pest control service. A skilled team can apply the proper treatments around the exterior of your home to form a barrier that blocks ants from coming inside again.
Find the source that's attracting the ants into your home and clean it up.
If you see ants inside your home, the first thing you need to do is find the source that is attracting them. Ant infestations are usually caused by food that has been left out, especially the sugary kind. So, you'll want to thoroughly search inside your home to figure out what is attracting them. Dirty dishes, crumbs, spilled food and drinks, and anything left out on the counter are some things you want to check. Once you locate the source, you need to clean it up with soap and water to get rid of the scent.
If you have leftover food, make sure you keep it in sealed containers so ants can't access it. The same goes for pet food, as ants are drawn to the smell, so it should be stored in tight containers to further deter them from searching your home for a potential food source.
Make sure you take out your trash every night to avoid attracting ants!
Wipe Up The Existing Ants With a Water-Vinegar Mixture
An effective way to combat the ant infestation in your home is to eliminate any trail of ants you see. When they locate a food source, they'll return to their colony and alert the rest about it, so this is a crucial step in combatting an infestation. You can wipe up the ants with a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar. This mixture will kill existing ants and leave a lingering scent of vinegar, which repels others.
Call a professional exterior pest control company to prevent ants from entering your inside space again.
While eliminating the source attracting the ant infestation and wiping them up with a water-vinegar mixture will help reduce their number in your home, they will continue to cause problems and try to enter your inside space again. Because of this, you'll want a more permanent solution, and the most effective way to deal with them is to call the professionals and schedule an exterior pest control service. When you schedule this service, professionals will visit your property to administer highly effective treatments around the exterior to create a barrier that will keep ants and other pests out. They'll also return several times throughout the year to ensure you have consistent, ongoing protection!
Call us today to sign up for our exterior pest control service!
It's never fun to deal with an ant infestation, as it's usually very challenging to eliminate. Fortunately, we can make them a non-issue with our exterior pest control service! When you sign up for this service, you can choose whether we visit your property monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly to apply our treatments and form a barrier that will prevent pests from entering your inside space.
Our team at Performance Lawns Inc. offers this service to commercial and residential properties in Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, TN, and nearby areas. Call us today at (615) 708-5549 to sign up for our exterior pest control service.