Pest Control Services proudly provides pest control to our customers in the Idaho Falls area. While it may still be a little chilly right now, it’s only a matter of months before the days start to get longer and the weather warms up. While we love the long summer days, they tend to bring out pests, particularly ants. Don’t worry. There are a few things that you can do to help control ants in and around your home. If you find yourself facing an infestation that is larger than you can deal with, contact-us for help. Our professional technicians will be happy to help you eliminate ants or other pests that have invaded your property. We happily serve both commercial and private customers with all of their pest control needs.

Indoors

There are many things you can do to deter ants from entering your home. Be sure to wipe down all of your kitchen counters and appliances each night and sweep your floor regularly. Remember, ants are very small creatures. Even a crumb left over can be an attractant to an ant. Likewise, remove all water from your sinks and tubs each day. Just like humans, ants get thirsty, and it’s not unknown for ants to venture into a home seeking fresh water on the hottest days.

Invest in a covered trash can, both inside and out. Make sure that all minor cracks are sealed well around windows and door frames to limit the areas ants can enter your home.

Outside

If you’re seeing lots of mounds in your yard, you understandably want them gone. Not only do ants bite and lessen your enjoyment of your lawn, but they can cause damage to grass in the surrounding area. You may have heard that you can remove an ant bed by flushing it out with water, but this simply isn’t true. The ants will leave the bed, only to create another within close proximity to the first.

To deter ants from deciding that your home is the perfect place to live, be sure to keep your grass neatly trimmed and remove all yard debris promptly. Your outdoor trash can should have a fitted, tight lid as well to keep your garbage from attracting ants. Try not to leave bowls of water or pet food outside, as these can also attract ants to your home.

These simple tips can help prevent ants from taking up residence, but no method is foolproof. The best way to protect your home is through regular, professional pest control maintenance. If you have of have had ant problems with your lawn or need help with other pests, contact Pest Control Services today.