Does it sometimes feel like you're living in a giant ant farm? Are you tired of seeing ants in your cabinets and scurrying across your floors? Having an ant or two in your home might not initially seem like a problem. But where there is one ant roaming, there are soon ten ants. Where there are ten ants, there a hundred; then there are a thousand ants. Before you know it, there are ants everywhere. If you want to get rid of them as quickly and as efficiently as possible, then you are going to need a solid plan. One such plan is outlined below:
Contact a professional
Your first step to gaining some semblance of ant control is going to be to call in a professional. A professional will be able to determine exactly what kind of ant is plaguing your home, which will, in turn, shape your response. Eliminating some species of ants from your home can be more complicated and time consuming than you might otherwise expect; it's good to know ahead of time what will need to happen to get rid of the ants. An ant control professional will also have access to a variety of products that you can't simply purchase at your local store, making the elimination an easier process than it would be otherwise.
Clean up your kitchen
Although a dropped crumb here or there might not seem like a big deal, and it usually isn't, even nearly microscopic bits of food can be an invitation for ants to stick around and do more exploring. It may even be worth moving your stove/oven and refrigerator in order to clean behind/underneath these appliances. You might just find yourself surprised at how much is lurking unseen and hindering your various ant control measures. As a bonus, this thorough cleaning will also help prevent other pests from moving into your home.
Ants can get into your home in many ways. Some of these ways are going to be easier to deal with than others. If you seal up as many entryways as possible, then your ant control efforts are going to be less stressful than if you ignored these entry points. Check the weatherstripping around your doors and windows to make sure that these are completely secure; replace the weatherstripping as needed to eliminate gaps. There are ants that are small enough to get through some screen doors and windows, but you should still repair any torn screens in order to prevent at least some ants from getting in via that route. The more that you're able to seal off your home, the fewer ants that you're going to see.