Little black ants are emerging once again. Believe it or not, these ‘summertime’ pests are out in full force. Have you been struggling with little black ants for the past few weeks? If so, you are definitely not alone. We’ve been getting many phone calls about these pests, so we thought it would be a good time to do a refresher on how to keep pests like little black ants out of your Tennessee home. Here are some helpful ant prevention tips from the Tennessee pest control professionals at All-American Pest Control.
To prevent ants from entering your home:
Eliminate possible areas of entry. This can include weather stripping around doors and windows, caulking up cracks or gaps in the foundation and installing very fine wire mesh behind vents.
Remove open sources of food for ants. If ants can get to the food in your cupboards, they will make themselves at home in your home. Store packaged food in tightly lidded air tight containers and never leave food out on countertops.
Keep pet food in heavy duty plastic containers and never leave pet food out for longer than necessary.
Cut back tree branches and shrubs from the exterior of your home so that they can’t act as a bridge for invading ants and other insects.
Clean up crumbs and spills in the kitchen as soon as they happen and remove trash from your home regularly. A regimented cleaning schedule can also help lessen the possibility of an ant infestation in your TN home or business.
All of these prevention tips can be useful in reducing your current ant infestation as well as preventing an infestation from developing. If you have followed all of these tips and still cannot seem to get these pests under control, we recommend giving us a call immediately. Our knowledgeable professionals can locate possible ant entry areas and then eliminate any nests that may be inside your home. We will also focus on the exterior of your home to prevent further ant problems from making their way indoors. Although the ants you are seeing are probably just the typical odorous house ant (which are not dangerous), having them infesting your home is not the way you want to spend your winter!
For more information about the ant control services provided by the professionals at All-American, please give us a call today! You may also want to consider our year-round pest control plan, the Perimeter Pest Control plan. This plan is designed to keep pests out of your home and off your property through thorough exterior treatments, coverage of over 47 different pests, interior services as needed without an annual contract! Give us a call today for more information and to schedule your first appointment with the TN pest control pros at All-American Pest Control.