Ants are one set of creatures you will see almost on all continents, and you will most likely find one of the more than 20,000 various species in your home. Ants are not unconnected to our lives; in fact, they affect our everyday life in different ways. They can cause severe damages in the home or cause us serious hurt when they sting. Fortunately, you can keep them away from your yard and home. How? Find out below;
Signs and Symptoms of Ants’ Presence
Any of the following signs signify the presence of ants and an impending ant’s problem in your home;
- When you see their activities – they either gather on your countertops, lurking along the baseballs or on your flooring.
- When you find ant mounds, most times across your lawn, sidewalks, and garden.
- When they bite or sting you: the most obvious signs.
- Carpenter ants usually announce their presence by having their adults navigate around your home. It becomes a more serious problem when you find small piles of wood shavings around.
Combating ants requires treatment of the exterior of your home or structure. Outdoor treatment entails attacking the ant colony directly so that they find the environment unconducive.
Controlling Ants – Helpful Tips
The most effective way of making your yard a “no go” area for ants is to apply our naturally sourced outdoor pesticide, Mr. Mosquito natural blend. We have carefully prepared this pesticide to combat active ant colonies, and also ensure that ants d not find their way into your yard or home. Observe the areas of the yard where the ant activity is most rampant, especially close to the ant mound. Mr. Mosquito natural blend will deal with ants found indoors, and you can ensure extra protection by applying the pesticide to your door frames, countertops, baseboards, window sills, and other parts where you think ants may likely hide. Make the spraying every 18-23 days.
With this said, keep in mind that the best way to control pests is to prevent them right from the start. Prevention of ants is possible if you apply the following tips:
- Discard all food debris and dirt, especially on your countertops, flooring and in your sinks and kitchen area.
- Preserve your food by keeping them in tightly-closed containers.
- Discard your trash regularly.
- Ensure that all cracks, crevices, and ant holes are blocked. This can be achieved by using caulk or other effective sealants.