Ants can be everywhere, be it your garden or you kitchen. They roam here and there in the search of foods. And your home is probably the best place for them to find food. But they can bring a lot of problems for you. So, you should follow the following tips to get rid of the ants
Know ants, it's colony and queen
The first thing you must know about ants is their colony and queen, which will help you to get rid of ants completely. Every time you see ants entering your home they look for food, and also you will see them carry those crumbs along with them, but where they take back the food? Well, the ants are working for the queen and younger ants living in the nest, so the take the food back to the nest for their queen and young ants.
The queen stays in the nest only and lays all the eggs. She never leave the nest and fed by the workers which helps in reproducing more eggs. So, even if you spray pesticides at your home, you will only kill the workers, and not the queen who will produce more and more ants.
Watch the trailing ants
Have you ever imagined why the ants march in a row? Well that’s because the messenger ant who have found the food, leaves trail for other ants to follow. The other workers follow that trail to reach to the food they will return back to their nest with the food. Check their activity of where they are coming from and where they are going.
Don't spray the ants
Killing the worker ants will not help you in removing them completely, because the other workers will come to your house. So, try to find the queen and destroy their nest completely.
Set out ant bait
To kill the queen and destroy their nest, you will have to set out a bait. Instead of killing those trailing ants, take the advantage of them. Give the ant poison which they will carry to their nest back, which will then kill the queen and other ants in the nest as well.
Shoot the messenger
If you have just saw an ant in your kitchen this would probably the messenger who will leave the trail for the other ants. So, kill the messenger ant before the other ants will be able to find it following the trail.
Tips to Get Rid of Ants
- Clean up
- Seal the entrance
- Use natural remedies
- Get pest control service
If the ant infestation is out of control then you should get pest control at home. Call the professional exterminator to get rid of the ants. Using different tricks and techniques they will help you to get rid of the ants completely from your house.