If you have an ant problem in your kitchen, do not fear! There are several ways to approach getting rid of ants. Get back to cooking in your space without your unwanted guests in no time at all.
Solutions for Your Ant Problem
The first step to addressing your ant problem is to identify where the ants are coming from. Ants will travel along a path that leads them to food. If you can locate and remove the food source, you can stop the ants. Common locations for ants to find food in your kitchen area are in the pantry and cupboards, in cracks and crevices that are hard to sweep crumbs from, and underneath your appliances.
Doing a deep clean of these areas may aid you in your determination to rid yourself of these not-so-welcomed insects. Ensure your food is all stored properly. It’s important to seal off opened packages with a clip or transfer the contents to a container with a lid.
Ants only need a little water to survive, so your kitchen easily meets all their needs. By keeping your surfaces dry and ant-free, you can prevent ants from multiplying and thriving in your kitchen.
Ants don’t like vinegar. Soaking a rag or sponge in vinegar and leaving it overnight will help wipe out ants that are already hiding around, and will prevent other ants from venturing too near. Sprinkling pepper in corners has a similar effect.
If ants in your kitchen continue to be an issue, you can try sprinkling or spraying different powders or sprays in areas where ants are most likely to travel. Your local hardware store will have a few different options for addressing insect problems in your home.
Bait traps are also an option to explore. Some traps are pre-filled with food that ants cannot resist, but is actually poison when consumed. The ants carry the poison back to their colony, killing the ants and hopefully solving your ant problem.
What to Do If You Still Have Ants
No matter what method you choose to rid yourself of ants in your kitchen, it is important to remain vigilant. Check your traps and clean surfaces often, as ants can be persistent little buggers! If you find that ants are still an issue after trying these methods, it’s definitely time to call the professionals.
Preventive Pest Control can quickly handle your ant problem. We use a variety of methods to get ants out of your home for good, so don’t hesitate to call us today! We’ll get your kitchen ant-free in no time.