Almost every homeowner has to deal with ants in the kitchen crawling across the kitchen counter or floor.
The kitchen area is one of an ant’s favorite spots in your home and an infestation is something all homeowners will likely experience at some point. Why do I have ants in my kitchen?
Is The Kitchen Clean?
- Properly store and cover food (especially sugary sweets, honey, syrup, etc.)
- Remove any free standing water in or around your sink
- Wipe up food residue, clean spills, and sweep up crumbs (even in those hard to reach places like inside cabinets)
Where There’s One Ant, There are Many More
If you’re only trying to kill the ants you see in your kitchen, you might need to think bigger. A few ants likely mean there is an entire colony to eliminate. Worker ants roam your kitchen hunting for food or water to bring back to their colony. Use these worker ants to your advantage by letting them bring back bait to target the larger ant colony.
Are There Entryways To Your Kitchen
A broken window seal, slight crack beneath your door, or opening around your piping is an open invitation telling ants to “enter here!” Ants can fit in the smallest crevices, many of which you don’t even see or realize. Visually inspect around doors and windows, making sure trim is not bent, screens have no holes, and there is no visible damage. Also check cable, pipe, wire and other openings.
Repeat Your Ant Treatment In Your Kitchen?
When it comes to ant control treatment and home remedies, one does not mean done. These insects, extremely stubborn and highly intelligent and live with upwards of a thousand others. Understand that repetition is key. It takes time to completely eliminate the root of an ant infestation and prevent them from returning in the near future.
Have You Sought Professional Help to Get Rid of Ants?
Ants are considered one of the most difficult pests to control. If you feel frustrated and overpowered by an ant army, it is time to call in the professionals at Bates Exterminating. We are ready to provide you and your home with the most affordable and effective relief so you can say goodbye to ants once and for all.