Ants are a nuisance throughtout Canada, but they become a real problem during the summers. Since hot climate encourages ants to breed rapidly and therefore, you may find them in more numbers all around. Canada has more than 100 species of ants, few of them are structure- damaging species and can take residence in or around your home. Few of them may even spread unwanted bacteria. We at Essen Pest Control, regularly recieve calls to eliminate a variety of ants that include carpenter ants, pavement ant, pharaoh ant, odorous house ant, Argentine ant, and thief ants. Here are few steps that you can take to keep ants from invading your home:
Eliminate water sources
: Keep all areas of your home dry and this will deprive ants from drinking water which they need just like food. Therefore, find out for leaky pipes under sinks and any leaky areas around toilets and bathtubs and fix them up. You may also use a dehumidifier in moist areas of your home like basement etc.
Eliminate food sources
: Like water, ants are also attracted to food items available in kitchen, your dining room or for that matter any other place where parts/pieces of food are scattered. This means keeping your home specially kitchen and dining area will discourage ants from coming indoors. Try to keep lid of all storage boxes tight and wipe out bottles from where honey, syrup, soda or other sweet stuffs are sticking over.
Block access points
: Ants can squeez in through the smallest of spaces, therefore, check for any cracks, crevices or openings around the windows and doors, along the foundation and also around areas where pipes are connected to your home. It is advisable to seal even the smallest of openings with a good sealant. Sometimes branches of trees can also provide highways indoors for ants, so trees and bushes should be trimmed away from the home.
Take help of Pest Control Company
: Many a times, ants can make their way to homes even after following preventive measure. If you are facing any type of ant problem and your DIY methods have failed, then you should immediately seek help of a professional pest control company. Essen Pest Control is once such company in Ottawa and you can contact them at 613 804 7378.
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