3 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants in the Kitchen
When warmer weather hits the greater Washington DC-Baltimore area, there's always an increase in ant problems. We're more likely to leave our windows open and more likely to have fresh fruit on our countertops. This can lead to a mess of ants all over your kitchen. If you spot ants in your kitchen, don't panic! There are plenty of ways to get rid of ants. If you'd rather have the professionals take care of your problem, we're here for you. We know how to get rid of ants in your kitchen quickly and as safely as possible.
If you'd like to try your hand at getting rid of ants in your kitchen yourself first, follow our tips below!
Use Ant Deterrent
Ant deterrent can be a great way to keep ants out of your kitchen. If you're trying to get rid of the ants as safely as possible, then there are some natural deterrents that you can try. They don't work for everybody or for every ant, but some natural deterrents that you may already have available include essential oils like peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, and thyme oil! Lining your doors and window sills with these can help keep ants away. Keep in mind that this may not be the best solution if you live with small children or pets. At the same time, it is a good first step in a house with multiple children and pets when you're leery of using potentially harsh insecticides. Consider if you can keep your children and animals out of the kitchen while you have a deterrent down. It is an option to consider to get rid of ants in your kitchen quickly.
Block Entry Points
Ants can enter your kitchen in a variety of ways. From cracks in your floorboards to ill-fitting window screens, there could be multiple points of entry. Spend time watching the ants in your kitchen to see where they're coming and going. Once you've identified the points of entry, you can place deterrent or ant removal spray there. After taking care of your ant problem, you can seal these entry points up with caulk or another water-tight sealant to prevent a new ant colony from finding food in your kitchen.
Search Out And Get Rid Of The Source
Destroying the ant nest is by far one of the most effective ways to rid yourself of ants in the kitchen. If you can track your ants from your kitchen to their home outside, you'll be able to stop them at the source. Destroy the ant nest very carefully. Make sure you use ant removal spray that is non-repellent. A repellant ant spray will frequently not work because the ants will can detect it and will stop coming back to the nest if they can tell that it's been treated. A non-repellent insecticide will silently and effectively take care of your ant problem.
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