4 Ways To Control Ants In Your Home

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Ants: a necessary part of the food chain, but also a downright pest when they find their way into your home.

The interesting thing is, they’re not actually that interested in the home it

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Sugar Ants Nest Under Concrete Slab

self; houses are typically too dry and cold for ants to consider them a liveable habitat. It’s what’s inside your home that they’re keen on – in particular, they want your food and drink to become their food and drink.


So how do you stop ants from getting into your house and your food? Here are four simple and affordable ant control methods that can help.



Clean up after yourself

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Sugar Ants Nest

If ants can’t detect food for the taking, they won’t try and take it! So it’s time to put out the big ‘KITCHEN CLOSED’ sign for your local ant colony. Make sure you wash the dishes after a meal. Clean up the kitchen or dining room table and underneath as well, so that all crumbs are wiped away. Store your food in airtight containers and keep what you can in the fridge or kitchen pantry. Wipe down the kitchen sink and other surfaces with a clean, damp cloth. They’ll soon get the hint.

Seal up all gaps

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Sugar Ant

These tiny invaders don’t require much in the way of an entry point into your home. They’ll get in wherever they can, whether it’s a crack in the window frame, a hole in the wall or a gap underneath the back door. Barricading these entry points with sealants or some other barrier will reduce the number of ants that will find their way indoors. The other good thing about this approach is that it’s child and pet safe too!

Leave ant control deterrents at possible entry points around the house

If you line the suspected points of entry with substances that typically deter ants from coming in, your ant control problem should significantly decrease. Such deterrents can include anything from talcum powder to salt and dried cloves, as well as commercially available products designed for this purpose.

When Do-It-Yourself Is Not Enough…

Sometimes, you’ve tried every trick in the book and nothing’s worked – those lines of ants are still marching in and getting all over your food! That’s when it’s time to call the professionals who can rid you of ants once and for all, taking their elimination techniques right back to the nest. When you need effective and lasting ant control, call Fumapest Termite and Pest Control on 1800 113 112 or send an email enquiry form. We can also inspect your home to give you the best and most helpful advice for your circumstances.