Tips To Keep Ants Out Of Your New Jersey Home
August 16, 2019
It is impressive how well ants work together. You will be hard-pressed to find any other pest forming lines in a team effort to lift food to bring back their colonies. Now, of course, it is not ants' intention to bother us or bring us stress, it is just their nature to find food and carry it back to their colony. Naturally, if your home or yard has the food they need, they will be driven to scavenge it until the source is gone. So, is there anything we can do to keep them away? We are here today to tell you, there is.
Why Ants In Your Yard Can Quickly Become Ants In Your Home
If you are hungry for Chinese food, but the closest restaurant is an hour away, what are the chances you will drive that distance to satiate your hunger? Low, right? The same is true for ants, the further away from your home they are, the less likely they are to travel the distance needed to get the food they desire. Ants in your yard can quickly turn into ants in your house because the closer they are, the more likely they will be to scout your home, find food, and return to their colony to tell their friends.
Tips To Seal Off Your Home and Protect Yourself From an Ant Invasion
The good news regarding ants is that there are several ways you can prevent them from entering your home. Here are a few great places to start.
- Check your home’s exterior foundation for any cracks or gaps. Seal these areas using a high-quality caulk and caulking gun.
Check around utility piping as well as around door and window frames for gaps also and seal them using the same caulking gun.
- Make sure all of your window screens are rip/tear-free.
- If your exterior doors do not already have door sweeps, consider investing in some.
- Keep exterior doors and windows closed as much as possible.
Following these tips will go a long way in keeping ants out of your home.
Why Call Heritage For Help With Ants If They Invade
Sometimes it can be hard to seal your entire home against ant invasions, and despite your efforts, they may still find their way in. If this is the case for you, or if you would prefer to leave ant prevention to the professionals, Heritage Pest Control would like to offer our assistance. We would be happy to get your home the protection it needs to stay ant-free. Give us a call today.