How to get rid of ants
Ants can be very annoying pests. While most ants are fairly harmless, some ant species bite, while some can cause damages to your property. For instance, the common black ant (or also known as sugar ant) is relatively harmless. Meanwhile, carpenter ants can cause structural damages to a building in a fashion similar to that of termites.
Regardless of which type of ant species infesting your home, there is a way to get rid of them. We will go through some ways to help you remove ants in your home once and for all.
Follow these steps to stop an ant infestation:
Look for scouting ants.
Identifying the ant species allows you to apply the necessary pest control measures to remove the ants from your home. Look for a scouting ant and place it inside a vial so you can observe and identify what type of ant it is.
Scouting ants are “lone rangers” that leave the colony to look for food or materials that can be used to build the ant colony.
Locate the ant nest.
If you find ants in your home, the first thing you need to do is determine exactly what type of ant you are dealing with. You can do this by locating the ant nest. By checking the ant nest, you’ll be able to identify the ant species you’re dealing with. Look for ant trails and follow where the ants go.
Set up ant bait traps.
Once you’ve detected the exact location of an ant nest in or around your home, it's time to set up an ant bait. Ant baiting will help you get rid of ants. These bait traps have pesticides that can kill ants.
What are ant baits?
The most popular and control product is gel or liquid ant baits. You can apply these liquid ant baits around the perimeter of your home. Ants will come out and feed on these baits without knowing that the bait would kill them. The ants will take the bait back to the colony where the rest of the ants, including the queen, could feed on the bait. The ants will all be dead within days.
Inspect the ant nest to see if you can find the queen ant, the biggest ant in the colony. The queen ant is the one reproducing for more ants and building a new colony. Killing the queen will cease the growth of the colony. If you come across a queen ant, eliminate her immediately to ensure the colony won't double in size.
How can you prevent an ant infestation from coming back?
Seal any cracks in your window sills or in and around your home with silicone caulk. This will help prevent new ants from coming in and starting a new colony in your home.
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