2 Ways To Control Ants

Ants can get into your house through incredibly small spaces. Once one or two ants discover your house and discover that there is food in your house that they can easily get to, they will lay a pheromone trail back to their nest so that the other ants in the nest can come to your house, too. Then the next thing you know, all the ants have moved in and you have some very unwanted house guests. It is possible for you to have ants and not even know it, depending on the type of ants you have and how small they are. So, once you know that you have ants, what can you do?


One of the ant control methods that you can do is to call an exterminator. The exterminator can come to your house and do a variety of treatments. They can treat the inside of your house so that the ants that are inside your house will die off. The exterminator can also treat the outside of your house so that any ants outside your house are also either killed off or are discouraged from coming to your house. Some of the things that the exterminator will do will work really quickly, but there are some things that may take a little while to completely work. 

Get Rid of Crumbs

Another thing that you can do on your own to help eradicate the ants in your house is to make sure that you have gotten rid of anything that might give them food or water. That means making sure that you are getting rid of crumbs, wiping up spills immediately, and cleaning up any dirty plates in every room of the house. You can put any open foods like cereals, chips, flour, or sugar in containers with lids. That will keep the ants out of your food, and a side benefit is that your food will stay fresher for longer. If you have any leaks anywhere, you should also make sure that you get them repaired, because ants need moisture just as much as they need food, so repairing leaks and making sure that faucets are all turned off and not dripping is an easy way to eliminate that avenue for the ants. 

Ants can be a truly annoying issue. They're creepy and invasive, and if you accidentally eat one you can end up with a nasty taste in your mouth. You don't want that to happen, so you need to control any ants in your house.