Everything you need to know about pests
A few ants crawling around your home can lead to their entire colony making your home their home, too! Imagine sharing your supposedly comfortable and clean residence to these irritating crawlers. As homeowners, we should be aware of the causes of certain unwanted happenings in our house - just like having ants around. We should know what attracts them, in this way, we would now how to prevent them from invading our humble abode.
Of course, this is usually the number one reason. Food is what keeps their colony alive and growing. Ants would roam around the world just to look for food source. They live for food in order to keep their life cycle going.
To lessen their attraction from your home, it’s best to keep your home clean. Sweep off those crumbs, throw the garbage outside properly, store foods in airtight containers, stop leaving food outside on the kitchen counter, clean spills - just don’t leave food exposed to them.
Ants can’t leave alone with food, they also drink water. Having excess moisture around your home with water spills, leaking faucet, pool of water, and the likes are like making water readily accessible to them, which they like and need. That’s why it’s also important to maintain your water system and fixtures.
Check regularly for leaks and other abnormal moistures inside and outside of your home. Clean your bathroom floors with scrub and disinfectants. Now, don’t forget your kitchen sink, too - keep the area free of standing water.
There may be no scientific explanation yet for this one, but people have noticed that swarms of flying ants are attracted to areas with light. In fact, we might all have experienced this already. They are usually found swarming around fluorescent lights during hot and humid nights. The most common thing to do to exterminate these swarmers is by using a bug zapper.
Ants need shelter for their colony and would look for a place that would suit their needs in terms of their preferred temperature. They also often use walls as barrier of the shelter of their colony. In order to avoid this, it is best to go through all the cracks and crevices in your home and seal them - this also goes with opening from your windows and doors.
If they do get in your home, there are some easy ways to get rid of ants. For a larger infestation, it is better to ask help from Professional Ant Exterminators. Jersey City Exterminators are experts in keeping ants away from strategic planning and implementations.