Why Are Ants in My Kitchen?


Unfortunately almost every homeowner has to deal with ants at one point or another. Whether you see the ants crawling across your kitchen counter or floor. So you set out to exterminate them. How can you be sure they are out of your home for good!

Ants are frequently drawn to your kitchen because of their sense of smell. They are able to smell potential food sources quickly, especially if there are any crumbs on the kitchen floor or remains of spilled drinks. The kitchen is also a place where water is frequently available. Even with the smallest leak or a dishwasher that does not always dry can become the perfect place for ants to camp out. It is a good idea to clean your sink thoroughly and run your garbage disposal daily and long enough to ensure that the food has been ground up and flushed from the system. Barriers can also be created using salt or talc beneath doors and windows. Caulking is another method that can be used on windows or doors to eliminate any entry points.

DIY methods: There are several DIY methods available that can help eliminate smaller infestations. A good starting point is purchasing pest sprays and baited ant traps that use a mixture of sugars and ant poison to kill them. These sprays can be used outside of the house too, potentially blocking access all around the house.  However, it is important to note that these traps will not work on all types of ants. The ants should be first identified and then the right traps should be purchased.

Hire a professional: It is very important to hire a professional like Budge Pest Control for large ant infestations. Professionals use proven methods to eliminate the colony itself. They usually start with laying bait traps that contain poison. This bait is then carried back to the nest by ants and once found, professionals can effectively eliminate the whole colony.

Again, though DIY solutions can cost significantly less than hiring a professional, it is only meant for ants that have not established a colony. DIY methods would not be effective in the long run and may end up costing as much as hiring a professional.  Hiring a professional can also provide the peace of mind and the guaranteed permanent results of the ant extermination.

Even after you have taken all the right steps to prevent an ant infestation, sometimes they still reappear. When this happens call Budget Pest Control. Here at Budget Pest Control, we are here to help you live without any pests in or around your home.  Give us a call today at 412-318-4912  to reclaim your kitchen.





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