How many times have you heard the phrase ‘ants in your pants’? You may literally feel like you have ants in your pants if you have spent very much time with ants living inside of your home. Just the thought of ants hanging out inside of your home is enough to make your skin itch. Ants will get into basically anything inside of your home. A Phoenixville pest control company gave us some great tips for you to follow to try and keep ants away from your home for good.
How old is your home? How many times have you changed the seals in your doorways? The seals that go around the entrances to your home get old and crack as they age and as the weather affects them. If you haven’t changed your seals, you need to. You can buy the supplies at pretty much any home improvement store. It is fairly easy to change the seal and you can do it on your own.
Ants can get in through small spaces and cracked seals are a great place for them to start. Simply replacing these seals are a great way to keep them out.
You may never be able to seal off every small entrance inside of your home. However, there are precautions you can take to make sure that you are not attracting ants inside of your home. Dirty pantries are one of the biggest reasons that ants come into your home. It is really easy for things to spill and crumbs to be left on the floor in your pantry and on your shelves.
Crumbs are great for ants because they are easy to pack off because they are small. If you keep your pantry tidy anst will have to go somewhere else to find food to eat. A simple wipe down of your shelves will help. It is also a good idea to clean out the pantry regularly and throw away food that is expired or that you are not going to be using soon.
Clean Garbage Receptacles
When is the last time you cleaned your garbage cans? Think about all of the liquids hat spill when you are throwing out garbage? The stink inside of your garbage is noticeable to you, think about how smelly it is to an ant that has an incredible sense of smell. Adding some soapy warm water and vinegar to your trash cans is a great way to lean them out and get rid of smells. You can also leave some dryer sheets as well as baking soda in the bottom of your trash can to help eliminate any smells that may be attracting ants inside of your home.