Ant problems in your home or place of business can be not only a frustrating problem but also a dangerous situation for those who may be allergic or sensitive to them, particularly to the venom of fire ants. Since issues with fire ants usually (but not always) take place in the home. Let’s take a look at how to solve this issue and keep your space ant-free.
Removing Ants on Your Property
Fire ants are known for their painful, itchy bites that take the form of swollen red bumps. Their anthills tend to be larger than those of other ants, too, and are especially noticeable after it rains. Removing ants on your property comes down to either catching the problem early or bringing in professionals to help if the problem is already a bit out of control. Keep in mind that home remedies might seem to work at first but might not actually take care of the problem. It’s best to trust someone who does this kind of thing for a living to ensure everything is taken care of the first time.
Keep Ants out of Your House
Most of the time fire ants tend to stay outside of the house, but there are other types of ants that do become indoor nuisances, especially in the kitchen area where food is prepared and stored. To keep ants out of your house, particularly the kitchen, quick and thorough cleanups of any spills or messes is essential. When you leave food out for long periods of time, or you don’t take the trash out regularly, these things become food sources for pests like sugar ants.
The biggest issue with these infestations is that once you have them, they are nearly impossible to get rid of. The best way to beat them is to never let them gain a foot in the door in the first place. But once it’s too late for that, the next best move is to hire a company with expertise in getting rid of ants and other pests. By completely eliminating them from your home, you can start fresh with a clean kitchen routine and keep them gone for good.
If you have tried various do-it-yourself methods and home or yard treatments and traps but found nothing that worked, or if you realize that you are dealing with a bigger issue than you can handle, you know it’s time to call the experts for ant control.
If you have been keeping your kitchen area clean, taking out your trash and regularly cleaning and disinfecting the container, as well as sealing off and properly storing all food, and you still can’t get rid of ants, or you are seeing multiple and/or large fire ant mounds in your yard, invest in experts to help.