How to Get Rid of Ants

House Yard 175x116There are many common household pests that must be addressed throughout the year. Ants are becoming the number on pest around the country that must be treated in order to maintain the population. There are many different species of ants and they all have different patterns of behaviors that you must be familiar with in order to understand how to get rid of ants. These species include fire ants, carpenter ants, sugar ants, rover ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, leaf cutter ants. If you are seeing ants around your home or business and would like a free general pest control inspection, please contact us today!

When deciding how to get rid of ants you need to first determine what type of ant you are dealing with. To determine what type of ants you are dealing with you can refer to information collected and presented by Texas A&M on Urban and Structural Pests.

Once you determine the species you will know more about how to get rid of ants at your home and work. Ant infestations can be difficult to control and you must implement a combination of strategies that depend on the location of the nest and the ant’s preferred kind and source of food. When determining how to get rid of ants, you may need to use a combination of steps

  1. Good sanitation will help to eliminate food sources and the pheromone trails that will bring more ants.
  2. Sealing your living space with caulk can help to eliminate entry points for ants and other pests.
  3. Locate the active nests. Once you locate the nest you can take steps to eliminate the active nest. This can be done with the use of insecticides and the application of bait. These products will kill foraging ants and will destroy nests, eliminating the queen.
  4. All of these suggestions should be used in unison in order to prevent further infestations and keep ant pupulations under control.

By utilizing these suggestions you should never again have to ask anyone how to get rid of ants!