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Ants in Your Home? How to Deal with Nature's Most Persistent Pests

July 09th, 2015

fire antsAnts can be a real nuisance in your home. They’re naturally drawn to human food, and once inside your house, will set about contaminating your cereals, bread or anything else that might be easy for them to access.

They can also have an adverse impact on the structure of your house, with certain types of ant preferring to build nests in wall voids or underneath floorboards. To make matters more problematic, ants are social creatures, which means that when you start noticing one or two, you can guarantee that a few hundred more will be on their way to join them!

Getting Rid of an Indoor Ant Infestation

If you’ve got a problem with ants in your home, the most sensible course of action is to get in contact with your local pest control specialist. Trying to tackle ants yourself can be tricky, especially if they’re well established and have constructed a nest.

After a pest control expert has got rid of them, you’ll need to take steps to ensure they don’t come back. Good approaches include:

1) Cleanliness. Crumbs on the floor, food left out on the table and rubbish by the bin will all serve to attract ants by the dozen. Make sure you keep a fairly rigorous cleaning regime to avoid being a magnet for these pests.

2) Indoor plants. Be careful which plants you choose to have growing in or near your home. Certain plants act as a powerful lure for ants, which effectively invites them directly into your house.

3) Wood piles. Ants love to nest in wood piles. If you’ve got firewood stacked by the door, or any old lumbar wood in the garage, clear it out or cover it securely.

Tampa Pest Control Specialists

If you’ve got a problem with ants or any other kind of indoor pest, simply get in contact with Green Solutions today. We’ll send a member of our team round to assess the problem and provide you with a quote. To get in touch, call 813 684 7336.