Springtime Suspects: How to Get Rid of Ants In Your Home

How to Get Rid of Ants

Ants are never fun. They are small, pesky, and can get into everything in your home. One of the worst things is when you step in an ant colony outside. Depending on the type of ant, things can get serious very quickly. There are natural home remedies for ant treatment in your home that can help get rid of them. Some of these solutions include silicon dioxide, a solution of liquid detergent and glass cleaner, peppermint, pepper (black or red, tea tree oil, white vinegar, boiling water, lemon eucalyptus oil, and cornstarch.

Ants In Your Home

If you’ve found ants in your home, the first thing you need to figure out is where they are coming from. Ants come from different places. You may have a crack in the window or under the door that has allowed them to come in. There may also be areas in your kitchen that help them get in. A good rule of thumb is to follow the trail. There are different types of ants, so knowing what you are dealing with can help with treating an ant infestation.

Ant Treatment

Wondering how to get rid of ants? While we’ve already discussed some home remedies, you won’t really know what you are dealing with until you properly identity the ants. The most common are Carpenter, Fire, Ghost, Crazy, Leafcutter, Argentine, Pavement, Pharoah, and Odorous House ants. Sounds like a lot? It is! Each type of ant has their own characteristics and behavior. Getting a handle on these behaviors and finding their colonies can help with ant control.

Ants in the kitchen can be irritating, but this could be an easy fix. Ants in the kitchen are looking for sustenance, so the trick is to cut them off from food, water, and a place to dwell. When you see “sugar” ants in your kitchen, look for the place where they are coming in and seal it off. Once you wipe that area down with bleach and water, you should be fine. It is not uncommon for these types of ants to camp out in the kitchen because they have a lot of choices. Keeping the counters clean of crumbs and food can assist.

If you see ants in your home or outside, you should take it seriously. Carpenter ants can leave behind a lot of damage as they destroy the wood and structure of your home. If you love the outdoors, fire ants can be troublesome. If you are allergic to their bites, you could get infected and have serious complications. Many people don’t know that if you have an ant infestation, this could also invite a spider infestation into your home. Being proactive in your ant prevention methods is key.

Contact McDuffie Pest Control

Don’t let an ant problem get out of control. Take the steps to determine the types of ants you are dealing with, where they are coming from, and what you can do to resolve the problem before things get worse. Working with a professional can help assess the problem and provide solutions that may work a little better than DIY methods. For more information on how we can assist, call McDuffie Pest Control today!