How To Get Rid Of Ants In The House
Ants that have found their way indoors can be one of the most irritating and persistent pests you are ever likely to encounter. And because they come into your home looking for food, once they find a food source (your pantry, bin, kitchen sink, etc.) you had better prepare yourself for a long, frustrating battle learning how to get rid of ants in the house.
In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is how to get rid of ants in the kitchen. Fortunately, there are some ways to get rid of ants yourself. The first thing to do is make sure that you cut off the ants’ food supply by:
- Making sure the surfaces in your kitchen are kept clean (or wherever else you consistently see ants)
- Taking out the garbage regularly and making sure your bin is clean
- Not leaving dirty dishes in your kitchen sink
- Making sure your floors are swept and kept clean every day
The next thing to do for effective ant control is to find the ants’ nest. This is crucial, but often easier said than done. The best way to locate the nest is to follow the worker ants to see where they end up. Although this requires patience and can be extremely time consuming, finding the nest is the only way of getting rid of ants in the house for good.
Once you do find the nest a few methods that work well include using ant sand to control the movement of the ants (so they don’t spread), spraying the ants with commercial pesticides or boric acid powder, and putting down ant traps / baits.
How to get rid of ants in the house & why DIY methods are risky
The trouble with these ant pest control methods is they are not 100% reliable when it comes to dealing with an entire nest.
If you don’t eradicate ALL the ants at their source the first time round, they will simply move to a safer and more inaccessible area of your property and continue to invade your home.
Another factor to consider if you want to kill ants in your home is that any pesticides bought from supermarkets are not always effective at eradicating ants on contact. So even if you do manage to find the nest yourself and spray it with pesticide, you probably will not kill every single ant. And the individual ants that manage to escape will carry and spread what is essentially poison all over your home, exposing your family and pets to toxic chemicals.
And all the time, effort and money you’ll have spent will go to waste.
So why take the risk?
At M&M we have over three decades of experience eradicating ant problems. Our highly trained technicians are skilled at identifying and tracking down all species of ants nesting in and around a home.
We have also developed specialised ant control methods which kill ants on contact and get rid of ants quickly and cleanly. These methods include procedures for handling any individual ants that manage to escape the main treatment.
All our ant pest control products are safe for children, pets and the environment, so there’s no risk of spreading toxic chemicals around your house. We’ll also make sure your home is left cleaner than we find it.
What’s more, we have the best service guarantee in the business.
Get rid of all the ants in your house for good today. Call us on 13 10 34 for a free quote.
When you engage M&M Termite and Pest Control you can rest easy knowing that we are insured, we don’t take short cuts, we adhere to Australian Standards, our quotes don’t change and we stand behind our claims with a money back guarantee.
Contact us now for a quick, effective and environmentally–friendly solution to your Ant problems.