Top Tips For How to Get Rid of Ants
Do you find yourself constantly battling an ant invasion in your home or office? These tiny pests can be a nuisance, causing distractions and, in some cases, damage to buildings and room interiors. But, what can you do to get rid of them for good?
Ants are social insects that are attracted to food and water sources. They can enter through small cracks and crevices and quickly establish a colony. Dealing with an ant infestation can be frustrating, especially if you’re not sure how to approach the problem. In this article, we’ll share our top tips on how to get rid of ants.
Check Any Potential Access Points
The first step is to determine how the ants are entering the building. Ants sometimes give away their position because they tend to walk in a straight line from the access point to a food or water source. You can simply follow this trail to see where they are coming from.
However, sometimes it can be difficult to find where the ants are accessing the room. Ants are tiny so they’re able to gain access to your building through small cracks in your walls, pipes and even air vents. Here’s what you can do to try and stop ants from entering your space:
- Repair holes or cracks in walls or ceilings
- Fix rips in window and door screenings
- Check weather strips on doors and windows and repair them if they’re broken
- Seal cracks in your floor
- Check skirting boards for holes and seal them
As you may know, it’s impossible to completely seal off your office or home entirely. These areas have constant foot traffic so doors will likely open multiple times throughout the day. In terms of commercial properties, some have warehouses where doors need to be open constantly to load and offload items. So, ants will tend to find a way to access to your building no matter how much you try and protect it by sealing it.
So, what can you do in addition?
Thoroughly Clean Spaces
The next step to prevent an ant infestation is to clean rooms thoroughly and remove anything that might attract pests. Start where there is a food source such as your kitchen or tearoom. There may be areas where employees or family members enjoy eating or where you prepare meals. These areas are bound to have some food waste such as crumbs or spilt sauces. Ensure that these areas are cleaned thoroughly every day to prevent ants from invading your space. Inspect surrounding areas too and in extreme circumstances you may consider hiring a cleaning service to ensure spaces are cleaned every day.
Check for Water Sources
Ants are attracted to any areas that have a continuous supply of water. Inspect bathrooms and kitchens to ensure you don’t have leaking pipes, faucets or places with condensation. Any of these situations can provide a water source for ants.
Call the Pest Professional That Know How to Get Rid of Ants
If you have a major ant problem, even all of these tips may not be enough to solve the problem. In this case, the best way to get rid of your infestation is to call pest control services. Professionals can rid your property of your ant problem without disrupting activities and workflows or causing damage to your property.
Dawson’s Australia has the expertise and experience to identify the type of ants that have infested your property and recommend the best course of action to eradicate them. Our team uses safe and effective methods to eliminate ants from any type of property.
We also offer ongoing maintenance and preventative services to ensure that your property remains ant-free. If you want to save time and quickly and efficiently eliminate your ant problem, then contact us today on 03 9222 2266 for a free quote and even same-day services.