Why do you have an ant infestation?

Have you got an ant problem in your home? As anyone who has experienced this issue knows, ant infestations are stressful and time-consuming, especially if you’re unsure why it’s happening. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to find the source and stop it.

Here’s our guide to getting rid of ants from your property.

Why do you suddenly have an ant infestation?

A sudden ant infestation in your home usually indicates a new access point, and food sources could be enticing them inside. Even if there’s a small spill in your home, ants love anything sweet and sticky, so they’re attracted to the food we eat. That’s why many households with ant problems first discover the issue in the kitchen or around bins.

Should you be worried about ants in your house?

Having ants crawling around your kitchen isn’t pleasant, so it’s important to address the issue fast, and it’s unlikely the problem will go away on its own. Not only is it unsanitary, but ants can have contact with animal faeces and spread diseases like salmonella, so acting quickly can prevent these consequences. You must also ensure your surfaces and floors remain hygienic after ants have been in the area.

Why Do You Have An Ant Infestation

How can you get rid of ants from your home?

You’ll find lots of tips and tricks online on how to discourage ants, such as using peppermint oil, lavender and vinegar across affected areas. Most of these hacks aim to disguise the smell of food attracting insects indoors, but this isn’t a permanent solution. It’s important to find out where ants are accessing your home to stop them from coming in, and in some cases, stronger ant treatments are required. You should also keep your kitchen free of easily accessible food sources, clearing up crumbs and spills as best you can.

How do you find the source of ants coming in?

Finding the access point or ant nest is the key to stopping the infestation in its tracks. Most ant species like moist areas, so checking your kitchen and bathroom spaces is a good place to start, including under appliances. If it’s one particular spot affected, you may be able to follow the trail back to a specific access point.

Why choose professional ant control services?

Are you considering hiring an accredited pest controller to deal with ants in your home? This is one of the best ways to quickly and effectively deal with your ant problem. They’ll cover everything you need, from identifying where the insects are coming from to laying ant control treatments. They’ll also advise about any preventative measures you need to take, such as blocking access points and storing food appropriately.

Have you got an ant problem? Contact our team

Effective Pest Solutions offers expert services to eliminate ants from your home. We operate across London, Surrey and locations in the South East, including Wandsworth and Warlingham.

For a free pest control quote, call now on 07951 228 778 or email info@effectivepestsolutions.co.uk.

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