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April 25, 2012
The weather may be chilly, but before you can blink - spring will be here and ants will be too! If you have not already seen critters like ants, bees, flies, mosquitoes or ticks on the move, sooner than later they will be. As the temperatures rises, insects begin waking up and moving around. Ants found indoors may be nesting in the structure itself or they may just be coming indoors looking for food and water. Your Albany pest control professional, Thomas Pest Services offers advice Albany homeowners can take to help with ant control:
- Wipe up spills immediately to prevent ants. Ants feed on sweets, meats and greases, clean areas like shelves, counters, floors and stoves.
- Do not leave open container or counters or tables.
- Store garbage away from ant infested sites in sealed bags and containers. Empty the garbage frequently.
- Do not use insecticides or cleaners near areas that have been treated for ants.
- Rinse food containers before placing them in the garbage or recycling bins.
- Eliminate excess moisture. Repair leaky faucets and roof leaks. Replace wet, rotting wood.
- Follow the ant trail to the point where it enters your home. Then caulk the crack and take other precautionary measures. Look for other signs of ants to find the main source.
- Check cut flowers for ants (and other pests, too) before bringing them indoors.
- Bring in only small quantities of firewood at a time to avoid bringing in overwintering ants. If you have leftover firewood from winter, put outside.
Many times Albany homeowners don’t realize home remedies or over the counter products can actually make ant problems worse. Just when you think the ant problem has been resolved, they will simply find a new path into your home. Follow the simple tips above and contact your local exterminator if you do find ants. Thomas Pest Services, your pest control professional will inspect, remove and offer recommendations to get rid of ants in your home or structure. Contact Thomas Pest Services for a free inspection today!