How To Get Rid Of Ants From My Home
Have you noticed ants in your kitchen? This is bad news. Ants live in big colonies, and when the worker ants are sent to find food, they leave a chemical trail that attracts other ants to the food source. If you don’t act fast to get rid of ants from your home, you’ll soon be dealing with an infestation. So how do you get rid of ants?
How do they get in?
Ants are always on the lookout for food sources, especially anything that’s greasy or sweet. This is the main reason they’ll enter your home. They’ll be attracted to sticky spillages on the floor, crumbs that haven’t been cleaned up, or bins that haven’t been emptied. A few worker ants will get in through a crack in the wall or a gap under the door, and they might establish a colony inside your walls or under your foundations.
Problems associated with ants in and around the home
One of the biggest problems associated with ants being in your home is that they can contaminate food. Imagine what they’ve crawled on and through before they’ve entered your home. All kinds of germs could end up on your food and worktops.
Do I really need to get rid of ants?
When you see ants scuttling across your kitchen floor, there are a few things you might consider:
A) Googling ‘how to get rid of ants’ and buying some DIY products;
B) Contacting a pest control company to come and get rid of them for you;
C) Hoping those few ants don’t become a huge problem and doing nothing.
Option C is not really an option. Once a few ants get into your home and find a food source, other ants will soon follow thanks to the pheromone trail they leave behind. And once they find an endless food supply, the chances are, they’ll make a nest in your home. Then you could be dealing with a colony of thousands of ants.
Solutions: The DIY route
You could try a DIY approach, using a product like our Insectaclear C Insect Killer, but be aware that this will only kill the ants you can see.
Professional pest control technicians use products that penetrate the nests, eradicate the ants, and stop them from coming back.
The professional route
Contego’s highly-trained and experienced technicians can eradicate ants safely and effectively from your home. They’ll identify the species of ant that’s causing the problem so they know that they’re carrying out the best possible treatment, then they’ll destroy the ant nest so they don’t come back.
Professional ant control is the only effective long-term solution to keep ants out of your home. For protection from ant infestations and peace of mind, call in the professionals.
Cost of DIY vs professional service
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