Preventing Ant Problems

February 3, 2009

The following is a list of things homeowners can do to help prevent ant intrusions in the home.

* Keep trees and shrubs pruned so that they don't contact the home. 

* Keep trees and shrubs pruned so that they don't contact the home. 

* Make sure shrubs in landscape are pest free because many shrub pests will produce a sweet syrup like substance called honeydew which many ants feed on. 

* Seal all possible entry points on exterior of home such as pipe entry points or cracks in the siding.

* Treat ant mounds around the perimeter of the home to prevent them from moving in. 

* Make sure all food and drink items are properly sealed and stored. 

* Keep pet food and water bowls away from common entry points like windows, and doors. 

* Be sure to clean up any food or drink spills in a timely manner. 

* Many ant species are prone to infest structures where an excessive moisture condition exists so eliminate any moisture sources such as leaks, condensation or faulty irrigation. 

* Take your garbage out regularly and if possible, store it away from the home until your trash collection day.

* Last but not least remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our Perimeter Pest Control Services go a long way in preventing ant intrusions. By making preventative residual applications to the exterior of the structure and the landscape that surrounds it we keep the pests and the pesticides out of your home.