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How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen

Ants live on every continent in the world, except for Antarctica. This guarantees you will encounter ants at some point in your life. While watching ants scurry along the sidewalk is an amusing diversion, no one wants to see them in their homes. Ants move in for the same reason that most pests do, food and shelter. Want to know how to get rid of ants in your kitchen? Take action with the following steps!

Educate Yourself

It’s tempting to just smash the ants you see with something and feel like you’re ridding yourself of the nuisance. However, this solves nothing. Every ant colony has a queen. The queen never leaves the colony, which is often in an underground or hidden location. Worker ants are sent out to gather food for the queen and the ants that are still too young to leave. In order to eliminate your ant problem, you must eliminate the source, not just the worker ants.

Call the Professionals

There is an abundance of products that promise to rid you of ants out there. While it may seem like an attractive option to just buy a few ant traps or sprinkle Borax around your door and windows, there is a lot more to preventing these nuisance pests from invading your home. Our trained professionals know what types of ants can be rid of using traps and which take different methods. We also know how to track ants, find where the colony resides and their entrance point into your home. These facts allow us to effectively combat them, and for you to prevent a future ant infestation.

Preventing Future Ant Invasions

Once you are rid of the current ant problem, there are a few steps to prevent further problems with ants:

  • Minimize their food source. Keep all foods stored in pest-proof containers. Clean spills immediately. Keep countertops and table tops wiped free of crumbs. Do dishes regularly.
  • Bar them from shelter. Ants can enter your home through the tiniest holes and cracks. Decrease their chances by sealing around all windows and doors. Also make sure to seal around all entry points for cables and wires into your home.

Take the First Step Today

Contact Excel Pest Management now to schedule your free consultation and estimate. Our motto is “Big enough for any job, small enough to care”, which is why we offer all customers a money-back guarantee.

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