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HOW TO GET RID OF ANTS
4. Address The Outdoors As Well
If you find that baiting alone is not eliminating your ant problems, you may need to take it outdoors with a second line of defense. Nearly all ant infestations can be traced to a colony beneath the ground outside a home. The colony can typically be found by searching for foraging trails that look like a line of traffic filled with ants.
Baiting Outdoors provides an effective and long-term solution because it kills the ants outdoors before they ever get inside. Just like the indoor bait, outdoor liquid ant bait employs a solution that attracts and kills all common household ants, including Argentine ants, ghost ants, little black ants, acrobat ants, and pavement ants, among others.
You can take things one step further by using an ant killer spray to treat window sills, doorways, exhaust vents and along gutters and exterior walls. Ant killer sprays will kill on contact but also provide a lasting residue that keeps killing for weeks longer.
Once your ant invasion has been eliminated, you'll want to keep your home pest free. Ants become active each year when temperatures reach 70°, so remember these two steps to protect your home from ant attacks in following years.
1. Maintain an Uninviting Home
Clean your kitchen regularly, quickly cleaning up spills or crumbs and keeping your sinks dry. Don't leave open boxes of food in your cabinets and take out your garbage often. Use an exhaust fan in bathrooms and the laundry room to cut down on the type of moisture that may prove attractive to thirsty ants.
2. Treat Your Yard Each Spring
The best line of defense to keep unwanted insects from migrating into your home is to set up point-of-entry barriers outside. Each spring you can take preventative measures by applying insecticidal granules or dust around the entire perimeter of your house. This will knock out unwanted ants (and other insects!) on contact as they attempt to infiltrate your home. Both products also deliver long-lasting repellency for extended protection against insect home invasions.
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