Throughout spring, many Oklahoma homes and businesses will become the target of ant infestation. Unfortunately, the weather patterns in this region of the United States makes it the perfect environment for a wide variety of ant species to flourish. If your home has become a beacon for ants this season, here are 3 ways you can protect your home with spring ant control.
Seal Potential Entrances
Because ants are so small, they can easily find small entrances into your home in windows, doors or even the foundation. For this reason, it is important to make sure that any of these potential entrances are sealed with caulk or another appropriate sealant. Once this completed, these small pests will have a much harder time finding their way into your structure.
Limit Water Supply
Ants need access to water just like any other pest to sustain their colonies. This means that any leaky pipes or faucets could be creating a viable supply of water for ants to continue to expand their colony inside of your home. To limit the access potential infesting ants could utilize, check all outdoor faucets, sinks or appliances for leaks they could take advantage of.
Eliminate Food Sources
It’s no secret that leaving food out can attract a wide variety of pests to your home. However, because ants have such small mouthparts, even the smallest crumbs that are left on your floor or countertops can be used to feed many of the colony members. To minimize this risk, regularly sweep or vacuum your floors, empty trashcans regularly, clean countertops and properly store foods.
Why Advanced Pest Solutions?
Dealing with an ant infestation on your own can be incredibly difficult and, even worse, will typically only treat for visible ants. To get rid of them for good, it is important to partner with a knowledgeable and experienced pest control specialist like Advanced Pest Solutions. We provide superior spring ant control solutions for both Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas including Bartlesville, Coffeyville, Sedan, Dearing or anywhere in between!