Lower temperatures often lead to ants deciding to enter your home. They don’t exactly hibernate during the winter months, especially when they would rather enter your home and eat your food. However, you can prevent ants from getting in with these tips.
Keep a Spotless House
Maybe the best way to keep ants and other types of bugs out of your house is by keeping your home clean. A clean home doesn’t offer much for ants as they crave the warmth and food of your home. When food sources are properly stored and the house is clean, they are less likely to enter your home.
Block Entry Points
Keeping ants out also requires blocking the points of entry they may use to get in. These are very tiny creatures and they can get through even the smallest crack or gap in your wall. Properly caulking doors, windows and cracks will help to keep the ants out this winter.
Natural Deterrents Help
Lemon juice mixed with vinegar and water will help keep ants out. Just mix the solution and spread it across the entry points ants are using. They don’t care for the smell and it messes with their pheromone trials. This provides a safe solution for pets and children, while keeping the ants out.
You can also keep ants out with peppermint oil, coffee, baby powder, chalk and capsaicin. All of these put off a smell they don’t like.
What Should you do if Ants Get in?
When ants get in, it’s not the end of the world. You can get rid of them by calling a pest control expert. They will provide the safest and most effective way to remove ants from your home.
Keeping ants out doesn’t have to be difficult. Use the tips above and if they happen to get in, call your local pest control expert.