Have you noticed a trail of ants making their way through your kitchen or bathroom? A few stray ants here and there is not a big deal, but if a few are getting in then it could lead to a more serious problem. If you have ant infestations in your Chicago area home, then it is important to work with the Platinum Pest Solutions team on how to stop them in their tracks. Here are a few tips on how to get you started and help prevent an ant problem! It is important to remove the sources that may be attracting the ants to your home in the first place.
- Water: Ants are attracted to areas with readily available sources of water. Ants commonly wander into bathrooms because of pools of water on the floor from leaky faucets, toilets, and tubs. Ants may also end up under kitchen sinks or tile when stagnant water is present.
- Food: In addition to water, ants will be attracted to your home if there is accessible food. If you have food spills, crumbs, or other messes in your home, ants are likely to come in. To deter ants from your home, it is vital to clean up food messes immediately and regularly scrub areas with sugar or grease residue.
- Shelter: Ants may also enter your home looking for shelter from the elements. To prevent ants from nesting in your walls or under cabinets, it is important to seal any cracks or holes on the outside of the home where they may be entering. You should also seal windows and doors with weather stripping to prevent unwanted ant guests.
Would you like to learn more about our ant pest control services in Chicagoland? Reach out to our professional team at Platinum Pest Solutions today! Call us at 708-206-BUGS to request your free evaluation.