Are you finding ants around your home? Can’t quite figure out where they’re coming from? Your local ant exterminator, Absolute Pest Management, can take care of the problem and keep your home or business pest-free! In the meantime, here’s what you can do to limit the likelihood of ants taking up residence in your home.
Why do they try to get inside?
Three common ant types could be infesting your home: Carpenter, Odorous House, or Pavement Ants. Like many pests, ants are looking for food and water for survival, and residence can become an easy source! While you might think ants don’t need a lot of water, they love having a reliable source around. If a leaky pipe is leaving water or moisture in your residence, ants may start relying on it as a source.
Keeping your home clean is the best defense against an ant infestation. While ants can still make their way into your home regardless of cleanliness, removing a food source is step one. Keep your sink, countertops, and garbage bin clean to limit the ant’s dinner options.
How do ants get inside your home?
Worker ants can get inside through gaps and cracks on the exterior of your home. If there are areas where wires or pipes enter, make sure they are fully sealed to keep the pests outside. Ants also leave a scent trail for other ants to follow. If you spot an area where ants are entering, clean the area before sealing them can also prevent more from trying to get through.
If you have firewood, boards, or rocks piled up near the exterior, it might be time to move them. These objects can provide perfect living areas for ants. Decaying logs, stumps, and tree limbs keep the ground moist–which is ideal for an ant colony to thrive. Clean up these areas that provide protection for a colony and keep them away from the foundation.
Why it might be time for an ant exterminator
Ant sprays and bug bait may not be able to fix your pest problem fully. Absolute Pest Management can help find the source and help save your home before too much damage is done. Your local NH ant exterminator professionals offer free inspections, and we are available to help you every step of the way with your pest problem!
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