The sugar ant may not be as feared as its ferocious friend, the fire ant, but it can wreak just as much havoc on your home.
Sugar ants, no surprise, feed on sugar and other bits of food lying around your house. One tiny crumb left on the kitchen counter can be an invitation for a sugar ant and his buddies to invade your kitchen and find all kinds of other goodies to munch on.
Here are some tips on keeping sugar ants out of your kitchen:
- Keep counters, sinks, and floors clean and free of crumbs, spills, and other pieces of food. Whether you use chemical cleaners or vinegar to clean, be thorough.
- Run your dishwasher regularly, and keep your washer's door closed to deter sugar ants. If you throw food down your garbage disposal, make sure to run it!
- Vacuum kitchen rugs, dining room carpeting, and any other places you and your family eat around your home.
- Take out the trash regularly, and keep trash bags outside away from your home to deter additional pests from becoming interested in your home.
- Borax is great for killing ants of all types. Try baiting ants with small Borax-filled containers around your kitchen (but away from places your kids or pets would get to them). Ants take Borax back to their nests and slowly help kill off infestations.
If ants have already taken control of your home, and no amount of cleaning and prevention is making a difference, give us a call right away. We offer free in-home consultations on all projects, so schedule pest control services today.