Date Posted: April 25, 2014
It’s time to face the facts, ants are everywhere and can become a big problem for homeowners in Rhode Island and Massachusetts each spring and summer if they are not dealt with appropriately. As the weather starts to warm, ants will become active once again and will start to to march through homes in pursuit of a food and water source. Don’t let your home become their next target! Take the time now to put into place some preventative measures to stop ants before they become a problem in your house this spring.
So what can you do to prevent these annoying pests? Well, because we know just how much of a problem ants can become for homeowners in New England, the MA and RI pest control experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions want to offer you some ant prevention tips. Preventing ants can be a difficult task but there are several things you can do around your home and property to make them think twice about invading. Ant prevention tips include:
Fixing areas around your home and property that collect moisture. Make sure that your gutters are cleaned and water is being directed away from your home.
Be sure trees and bushes are trimmed back away from the exterior of your home. Also, it is good to have some kind of stone barrier between the grass or mulch and foundation of your home.
Garbage should be kept in containers with a tight fitting lids away from the exterior of your home.
Caulk any gaps found around exterior doors and windows. Make sure that exterior doors have door sweeps installed and that all doors seal tightly.
Keep food in tightly sealed containers. Try to keep food in the refrigerator or freezer not out in the open on counters. Clean up spills and crumbs as soon as they happen, don’t leave them around for ants to find.
Now that we have given you prevention tips we also want to give in information on how to get rid of ants in your home if they do find their way inside. Getting rid of ants in the house is trickier than you may think and most DIY ant elimination methods that you buy from big box stores will fail. Ants live in very large social colonies with multiple nesting sites. The only way to truly eliminate an ant infestation is to find all the nesting areas and eliminate all the ants, including the queen.
This is easier said than done! Luckily the Worcester pest control experts at Big Blue understand this! Big Blue’s experts will be able to find all the nesting areas, eradicate the entire colony and provide you with year round control services to help control pests now and to prevent future infestations. Don’t let your local ant population take advantage of you and your home for another year! Take the time now to prevent them, and put into place a pest control program to keep pests out, once and for all!