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Tips & Tricks: Getting Rid of Ants

Ants have walked the earth longer than humans have, and they're still here. They get inside your home through unseen entry points and hunt for food in your pantry and cabinets. Advantage Termite and Pest Control understand the need to keep your home free of invasive ants and their damaging effects.

3 Ant Control Tips That Work

Tip #1: Seal every crack and crevice

Getting rid of ants starts with uncovering their entry points and sealing all the cracks and crevices. These areas include the gaps around doors and windows, dryer and attic vents, and all the cracks along the foundation. Don't forget about the openings around plumbing pipes. Ants can also get into your home from there.

Tip #2: Try a few home tricks

Sometimes you can use a few things in your cabinets to combat an ant infestation. Things like salt, vinegar and essential oils can repel ants from an area. Though using these things won't kill or eliminate an entire ant colony, it can help to use them in areas where the ants are getting into your home. You may also want to use an ant spray from the store if you've found an ant line leading to your cabinets. However, it will only kill the ants you can see, not the ones in a hidden nest nearby.

Tip #3: Consider a professional ant treatment

Seeing a few ants in your home means there's a nest either behind the walls or in your lawn. If so, you'll want to set up an appointment with a professional who can inspect the area, identify the pests and use the right ant treatment for the job. The technician will also set up a recurring ant extermination program to keep the ants from infesting the area.

Ant Extermination Done Right

You don't have to deal with ants getting inside your home or boring holes in your deck railings. Contact Advantage to schedule your inspection and to learn more about our effective ant control services. Our experienced technicians will inspect your home, locate their entry points and apply the correct ant treatment to get rid of ants and other unwanted pests.

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