How do I get rid of ants?

SWEEP, STARVE, AND SECURE

Trying to keep your home ant-free can be tricky; there is no way to get rid of ants entirely. When they invade your home, you may need to fight back with multiple “weapons” such as a combination of cleaning and on-the-spot treatment. In general, the best way to prevent ants is by eliminating the things that attract them, like spills, dirty dishes, and exposed food. Follow that up with a strict regimen of products that kill ants where they live and breed.

Cleanliness is Important
kitchen ants

4 Tips for Keeping Ants Out

  1. Clean up food and drink spills right away
  2. Store all food in sealed, airtight containers
  3. Avoid leaving dirty dishes out
  4. Wipe down sticky jars of food items
Regularly sweep and mop floors
Did you know?

Ants are as attracted to water as they are to food, so it’s important to keep surfaces in your home dry–including sinks!

Expert Tip

Keep Ants from Coming Inside

Seal windows, doors and cracks to keep ants from marching in. The three most common home entry points are through unsealed cracks and crevices, the open space between the door and the floor, and vents or utility pipes.

Ants Love Animal Food
petfood

Because ants will feast on animal food, it’s important to keep animal food in an area where the animals typically feed. If that’s not realistic, try placing animal food bowls in a slightly larger bowl that has been filled with water. By doing so, you’ll create a moat that ants can’t easily cross.

How long do ants live?

The average life expectancy of an ant is only a few weeks. But the colony itself will live for years. That’s why it’s necessary to be aggressive when battling them. You can’t wait for them to die off!

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