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Tucson's Ultimate Ant-Control Guide

May 15, 2022 - Ants

How often do ants invade your home? Do you see these small insects crawling around in your kitchen once a month, once a week, every day? In our opinion, one invasion a year is too much. To help you keep these invasive pests out of your living areas and away from your Tucson home, here are some ant prevention tips and strategies you can use.

Keep Your Living Areas Clean

Ants scout living areas for easily accessible food to feed their colonies. Most often they find sources of food in the form of dropped food scraps and drink spills. For this reason, we recommend starting your journey to an ant-free home with a thorough house cleaning. When doing this, make sure not to neglect beneath large kitchen appliances, furniture, and other hard-to-reach areas around your home where little snacks might be hiding. After your home is clean, do your best to keep up with drink spills and food messes as they occur.

Avoid Leaving Food Out

Ants don’t just eat dropped food and spilled drinks, they will happily climb onto your counters and tabletops to scavenge food you have left out. If you enjoy leaving pastries and/or candy out in the kitchen for visitors, you could be inviting in unwanted ants. We recommend storing these delicacies inside airtight but accessible containers. For other food such as leftovers, store it inside airtight containers or cover it and put it in the fridge.

Seal Off Entry Points

Ants get inside in a variety of ways but mainly through gaps, cracks, and openings in a home’s exterior foundation. To keep these unwanted guests out of your living areas, here are a few exclusion tips you can try.

  • Identify and fill holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation and around window/door frames.
  • Install door sweeps under exterior doors.
  • Make sure your home’s window/door screens are in good working order.
  • Repair any other damage you find in your home’s exterior.

Ants are small and regardless of how hard you try to keep them out, they will still likely make their way indoors. However, these excursion efforts will help deter other pests as well. 

Address Moisture Problems

Some ants such as carpenter ants thrive in moist environments. If leaks, water build-up, or rainwater is negatively affecting your home in any way, ants will be more likely to invade. To address moisture issues, start by fixing leaky pipes and fixtures. Follow this up by making sure your gutters are in good working order and eliminating sources of water build-up around your property. To finish things off, consider using a dehumidifier indoors in particularly humid rooms.

Keep Up With Your Lawn And Landscaping

One thing that helps deter ants from a property is keeping up with grass and landscaping. Some things we recommend you do around your yard include trimming bushes and tree branches away from your home’s exterior, cutting your grass regularly, and changing topography in areas where water builds up after rainstorms.

Know When You Should Call The Professionals At Preventative Pest Control

If you haven’t already guessed, preventing ants is difficult. To effectively control ants around your property without the stress of DIY, consider partnering with the experts at Preventative Pest Control. Our comprehensive ant control is designed to create a lasting barrier around your home’s exterior and to eliminate current invaders that have taken residence indoors. For year-round protection, consider investing in one of our recurring pest control plans. This way you can find freedom from a wide range of area pests all at an affordable price.

For the best pest control in Tucson, reach out to our team today to find out more about how our services could benefit your property. We will make sure the job gets done right the first time.

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