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Keeping Ants Outside with iPest Solutions

Keeping Ants Outside with iPest Solutions

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No one invites ants to a picnic, especially when that picnic is inside your home. These tiny invaders can march through the smallest cracks and establish colonies before you know it. But how do you keep them outside where they belong? iPest Solutions has some tips and strategies for securing your home against ant invasions.

Identify Entry Points

Begin by inspecting the exterior of your home for entry points. Ants are small and can find their way through the tiniest of gaps.

  • Check windows and doors for gaps and seal any you find.
  • Inspect foundation walls and seal cracks.
  • Look around cables and pipes that enter your home and fill in any gaps with caulk or other sealants.

Maintain a Clean Environment

Ants come scouting for food and water. Eliminating these attractions is key.

  • Store food in airtight containers to keep smells from attracting ants.
  • Wipe down counters and sweep floors regularly to clear away crumbs.
  • Fix leaks immediately to avoid water accumulation that ants seek out.

Natural Deterrents

There are natural substances that ants tend to avoid which can be used to deter them without using harsh chemicals.

  • Cinnamon, vinegar, or peppermint oil can act as natural repellents. Apply at entry points and around the perimeter of your home.
  • Lemon juice is also believed to destroy the scent trails ants leave for others to follow.

Landscaping Considerations

Your home’s immediate surroundings can contribute to ant problems.

  • Keep bushes and trees trimmed so they don’t touch your house, providing a bridge for ants to cross.
  • Avoid mulching too close to your home’s foundation; it can harbor ant colonies.

iPest Solutions Services

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, ants find a way in. In those cases, professional help is necessary.

  • iPest Solutions offers comprehensive ant control services that include identification, eradication, and prevention.
  • Quarterly maintenance can keep ants away throughout the year.
  • Customized treatments target specific species of ants unique to your area.

Remember, prevention is the most effective strategy when it comes to ants. By taking a proactive approach to identifying potential entry points, maintaining cleanliness, leveraging natural deterrents, considering landscaping factors, and utilizing professional services when necessary, you can keep ants in their place – outside.

Have an unwelcome ant guest? Contact iPest Solutions Today—because your peace of mind is our top priority. Keep your home an ant-free zone with iPest Solutions.