Armies of ants will typically invade the home for the most important thing: food. The pesky pests are on the hunt for sugar sources and greasy food. Knowing what type of ant that is infiltrating the home will help to prevent and battle the infestation.
Extremely important not to leave food on the stove overnight, especially uncovered pots and pans. Dishes unwashed, full of leftovers on kitchen counters a huge no no. If this occurs and dirty dishes and cookware are left overnight, then it won’t be a huge surprise to find the unwanted visitors in the morning. House Ant Infestation has begun.
Dog and cat food bowls: need to be kept clean. No leftovers in the bowls.
are definitely a very common invader. The pests are to be counted on to show up when Spring arrives. The measurement of an ant is about one-eighth of an inch or smaller. Watch out because the home can be a prime target for an ant invasion.
moisture. Try to figure out what are the conditions conducive to the water build-up that is attracting the pesty ants. Check for standing water outside, and for leaks indoors.
The biggest and foremost thing to prevent an ant infestation is to keep the home as clean as possible. Scout ants in your home are the number one enemy. As soon as the ants leader is spotted, it’s time to exterminate immediately. It is imperative that the kitchen counters are wiped down on a daily basis. After each meal is served the garbage should be put in tight sealed garbage cans. Don’t leave food sitting out anywhere in the home.