Preventing ants from getting into your home in South Florida can be tricky, and getting rid of them requires elimination of both indoor and outdoor infestations by finding and exterminating all nests.
Ant Prevention Tips
Ants aren’t typically painted as dangerous insects that you should be cautious of. Although they are generally harmless to our health, ants can be considered a serious threat to people who have allergies. They are not known to carry bacteria or disease and they don’t produce a deadly venom when they bite. So if they aren’t dangerous, what’s the big deal?
Ant don't make pleasant house guests. When one ant enters, others follow. Once they’re in, they can be difficult to remove on your own. The key to avoiding an ant infestation is prevention, so our team of experts at Hoffer have a few prevention tips to put in place in your own home:
- Trim back trees and shrubs from the exterior of your home and buildings. Ants will use branches to gain easy access into your home.
- Keep a barrier between any mulch or grass and your home’s foundation.
- Install door sweeps on exterior doors and caulk any open space around windows and doors.
- Make sure that all screens are completely intact.
- Store trash in outdoors cans away from the outside of your home and only use ones with locking lids.
- Keep any wood or log piles away from your home.
- Seal gaps in your home’s foundation and around utility entrances.
If The Ants Have Already Marched In
If you discover ants in or around your home, we recommend acting fast before the infestation grows. Ant control treatments in South Florida require finding and eliminating all nesting locations both outside and inside your home. Places ants commonly nest are:
- Outdoors: in the ground, beside or under rocks, and wood piles
- Indoors: baseboards, bathroom areas, and kitchen drawers or cabinets
Ants often enter indoors through exterior opening such as doors, windows, and drains while foraging for food. They are attracted to things like sugar, greasy foods, and other insects. If ants are invading your home, they’re likely just searching for food. Make it harder for them to find what they need so they’ll go look elsewhere. Keep your home clear of crumbs, wipe down countertops and vacuum often, and properly store food in sealed containers.
Preventing ants from invading your living space, both indoors and outdoors, can be tricky. Which is why ant prevention and extermination are often best left to the experts. Our ant control treatments in South Florida safely and quickly eliminate any ant issues you might currently have or are proactively treating!