Three Ways to Prevent Ants from Invading This Spring
There’s no better time than the present to discuss solutions ant problems in your home or business. Temperatures are rising, the ground is thawing, and April is officially designated as National Pest Management Month by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). In short, now’s the time to start considering taking preventive action against those six-legged invaders. Here are a few ways to keep the ants at bay in your home.
Clean Out Your Cabinets and Cupboards
Cleanliness denies ants the food sources that entice them into your home, and makes them difficult to dislodge once they’ve established a foothold. Colonies of ants need steady supplies of food to thrive and reproduce. By denying them sustenance, you’re limiting their growth and propagation in your home. Securing pet food in airtight containers, throwing out old or stale food that’s open to the air, and sweeping out your pantry’s floor are all ways to prevent an invasion.
Seal Cracks and Crannies
One of the most practical and straightforward ways to staunch the flow of springtime ants into your home is also the most logical: seal off the means of entry. Especially in older homes, it can pay off to perform a perimeter inspection, sealing cracks and holes with heavy duty silicone or sealant. By limiting the paths of ingress for potential ant invasions, you’re making it easier on yourself in the future if a colony finds its way into your home.
Know When to Call the Experts
Know when to pick your battles. What can start as a seemingly harmless influx of a few ants can turn into a full-blown infestation in a matter of days. Simply put, there’s just no replacement for high quality, professional preventive service. Because JP Pest Services employs skilled and certified technicians, you can count on an exceptional service that not only identifies unwanted pests and intruders, but has access to the best equipment and methods in the industry. With JP Pest Services, you can depend on pest control that not only dislodges stubborn ant colonies, but stops them from coming back.
Spring time doesn’t have to mean all-out war with pests. Contact JP Pest Services and find out why we’re New England’s most trusted pest control provider.