The kitchen is one of the most used and most chaotic rooms in the home. It is the place where the family gathers to prepare and enjoy meals, where you enjoy your morning coffee and where everyone sneaks at midnight for a snack. Because it is such a heavily trafficked area, there are bound to be messes made and left.
If this is the case, then you may find a trail of ants marching across the floor. They may be hiding in your cabinets or even in your food! Keep reading for some tips to keeping ants out of your kitchen.
Clean Messes Immediately
After you make a snack or after you prepare a meal take the time to clean up any traces of crumbs. Put all food away: do not leave anything out on the counters where ants can easily access it. Make sure any spills or sticky substances are cleaned. Clean any dishes that you used or place them in the dishwasher. Leaving dirty dishes out can also attract ants. This is why it is the best practice to clean up any traces of food.
Store Food Properly
Any food that is exposed is free food for ants. They get into leftovers on the counter, fruit that is sitting on the table or even your pets’ food bowls. Rather than leaving food out on the countertop, be sure to store it in airtight containers or in the refrigerator. After your pets have finished eating, make sure that their food bowls are cleaned. Have all pet food stored as well.
Seal Any Holes or Gaps
As a general rule, check around your house for any holes, cracks or gaps in the floors, walls, ceilings, windows and doors. Repair any damages that you find as soon as possible. Most critters can fit into tiny cracks found in the house and can begin building their nests. Ants, in particular, can easily find an entryway into your home due to their size. Sealing all holes, cracks and gaps provide a hedge of protection.
Contact Action Pest & Turf
Ants are a difficult pest to get rid of once they enter your home. As a result, a lot of damage can be done to your property. Do not let your kitchen, or any other room, become a nesting area for ants. Let the experts at Action Pest & Turf prevent ants from entering your home. Contact us today for a free quote!