There is a famous phrase “Prevention is better than cure”. One should be prepared well in advance in case the situation in the coming future is problematic. An ant colony built up in a house is tough to eliminate so every household should use some preventive measures before the beginning of ant season to make sure there are no chances of ant infestation in the summers.
Are you prepared for the ant season? Here are the 3 most appropriate ways to prepare for an ant season:
Total cleanup especially the exteriors:
There is a fact that ants enter through the exteriors, usually the backyards where there are twigs and branches spread over. The ants crawl through using those branches as support and spread out in the house. Before the arrival of summers, one needs to make sure that there is no mess in the house and no trash bin is lying around with garbage stuffed in it. If everything is clear around the house, you can relax knowing that your house is safe and protected from ants and there is a minimal chance of them getting in.
From food containers to wall cracks everything needs to be sealed up so that the little creatures do not find any way to get in and anything to feed on. Use airtight containers because even a little space can make the situation bad. The small cracks near the walls and doors must be repaired in time to mitigate the risk of an ant problem. Sealants can be used for this purpose. Also, leave no food uncovered or open to air for ants to feast on.
Use ant repellent scents:
Your house can be sprayed with ant repellant sprays to keep the insects out of the house. Some common ant deterrents are salt, talc, vinegar, peppermint oil, and cinnamon. These are easily available and easy to use. Make sure that the children in the house stay away from these scents.
Use the above stated methods to safeguard your house. Summers are a crucial time and ant infestation can be a problem in a hot environment. Make your house ant-free now! If your house is already infested by ants, call GTA Toronto Pest Control today to help you cure the problem!