No homeowner wants to deal with ants. Not only are they a nuisance, but ants can be very difficult to get rid of on your own. The best form of ant control is prevention. There are several ways you can make your property less conducive to ants, such as addressing excess moisture, sealing entryways, and keeping a clean home. Help from a professional ant exterminator can also work to safeguard your home against ant infestations.
At Garrie Pest Control, we know ant problems can seem inevitable, but they don’t have to be! Keep reading for our top ant prevention tips for your Peekskill NY property.
How to Keep Ants Away
To avoid the frustration of an ant infestation, it’s important to be actively preventing ants in your home. Knowing how to keep ants out is the best way to continually protect your home. Our top ant prevention tips include:
- Locate and eliminate sources of standing water or moisture problems. Fix leaky pipes and routinely check under sinks for areas of moisture. Consider using a dehumidifier in damp basements or crawl spaces. Ensure all your downspouts and gutters are functioning properly.
- Keep a clean and tidy home. Routinely clean your kitchen to ensure it is crumb-free. Wipe down counters and sweep floors regularly. Store any food in airtight containers, and keep ripe fruit in the refrigerator. Always pick up pet food bowls from the floor after mealtimes.
- Seal entry points into your property. Routinely inspect your property for cracks or other entry points, and seal them. Double-check that your windows and doors don’t have cracks, or install screens to help keep ants out. Use caulk around windowsills and baseboards.
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How to Keep Ants Out Naturally
If you already have a full-blown ant infestation, all-natural or DIY methods will simply not stand up to the test. However, some methods have proven to be helpful for preventing ants. Planting mint around the perimeter of your home, using a vinegar and water spray solution, or spreading diatomaceous earth, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or black pepper around your home may help keep ants away. It’s important to note that even if these all-natural ant prevention tips work to prevent ants, they will not help when trying to get rid of a large infestation.
Professional Ant Problem Prevention
If you are having trouble keeping ants away from your home or business in the Lower Hudson Valley, it’s time to call the professional ant exterminators at Garrie. We have the years of experience needed to know precisely how to keep ants out of your home or business. For a FREE quote, contact our team today.Back to Ant Exterminators – Control – Removal