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The Trick To Getting Rid Of Ants On Your Raleigh Property

October 12, 2021

How many times have you found ants inside your Raleigh home this year? If your answer is more than a dozen, it may just be that you are dealing with an active infestation. The good news is that this stops today. With our help, you won’t have to live with these invasive and problematic pests anymore. How is this possible? With these simple tips and tricks.

Clean Your Home

One thing ants love is a dirty home. It makes finding food more accessible. To ensure your living areas are not providing these small pests with any scraps to nibble on or sweet juices to suck up, we recommend a deep clean. Deep cleaning starts with a thorough wipe down of all of your countertops and tables. After this, vacuum, mop, and sweep your floors, including under furniture and large kitchen appliances. Finally, clean up hard-to-reach areas where food may have fallen inside cracks and crevices.

Repair The Wood In Your Home

One species of ants live in Raleigh and invade homes and businesses by chewing their nests into structural wood. They are called carpenter ants. Make sure these pests do not invade your home by repairing and replacing wood damaged by rot, decay, or water. It might also help clean up organic clutter from your yard and have larger objects like fallen trees and stumps removed.

Address Entry Points

Ants get into homes in a variety of ways. Try these helpful prevention tips to stop these pests before they find their way into your living areas:

  • Seal off holes, gaps, and cracks in the exterior of your house using caulk.
  • Repair damage to window and door screens or have them replaced altogether.
  • Make sure weatherstripping and door sweeps are in good working order.
  • When windows and doors are not in use, keep them closed.
  • Make sure your siding is in good condition.

Remove Attractants

When ants enter your home, they are looking for one thing — food. Food can be anything from a sticky puddle of juice to a few crumbs under your sofa or a cooling pie on your counter. Apart from a deep clean, prevent ants from finding food by making sure your trash can is tightly sealed, storing leftovers, pet food, and pantry items inside of sealable containers, and making sure not to leave things like fruit, pastries, or baked goods out on countertops.

Eliminate Moisture Problems

All ants need at least a little bit of moisture to survive. They find moisture inside homes by crawling into sinks, licking up juice spills, and consuming foods like fruits, vegetables, and other produce. Limit this pest’s access to moisture by fixing leaky pipes and fixtures, ensuring your gutters are in good working order, eliminating water sources after it rains, and using a dehumidifier indoors. 

Hire A Professional

If you don’t want to do DIY ant control in Raleigh but want ants to get and stay out of your Raleigh home, you need to hire a professional. At Southern Pest Solutions, Inc., we go out of our way to make sure our general pest control plans in Raleigh are well worth your money. Some would argue that it is a better deal when considering how much time and effort it requires to prevent pests on your own. If you are on the fence about whether professional pest control services are right for you, let us know today by giving our team a call. We will walk you through your options and help you find one that best fits your needs.