Just like the name implies, sugar ants are insects that are attracted to carbohydrates found in most foods, particularly sugar. Even after cleaning up, you’ve missed a splash of syrup here and a fallen crumb there. Now you have a hoard of ants calling your kitchen home. What is the best way to get rid of ants?
How Do You Get Rid of Sugar Ants?
There are many over-the-counter products that promise to get rid of sugar ants, but many of these are not safe to handle let alone use in your home. Before using any form of poison, first consider hiring a pest control professional who knows their way around chemicals and how to properly use them. Getting rid of sugar ants can be as simple as having a solid prevention plan with a pest control company. Call Anver Pest Control to learn how to keep your home ant-free and safe from rodents and pests.
How Do You Prevent Sugar Ants?
Ants have about four to five more odor receptors than other insects, which means they are drawn to any morsel of food left out. To prevent sugar ants in your kitchen, make sure you thoroughly sweep and clean your kitchen. Clean out your oven, sweep up crumbs in your pantry, and throw out any old food.
To prevent ants in other parts of your home may require a little investigative work. Keep your eye out for snacks or food hidden behind couches or under beds. Once a food source is located, the same cleaning tips apply. If you have ants without a food source, you might have carpenter ants which are attracted to water or damaged wood. If this is the case, calling a professional pest control company to eradicate the infestation is your best course of action.
One of the best solutions for handling a pest problem is to call a pest management professional who can help you assess which problem areas of your home need to be addressed.