When the Illinois summer is here and you are traveling to and from the city, seeing friends you haven’t seen in over a year, and just genuinely enjoying yourself, the last thing you are going to want to worry about are ants. Once these little pests infest your home, it is pretty tough to stop. And if you see one tiny ant, it could mean there are hundreds to follow.
But the clients of our area shouldn’t fret. There are actually more than a few techniques you can implement at home to keep your sacred spaces ant-free. These measures are free, easy, and waiting for you to start! Read along to see which techniques you can start using right away.
Seal Your Food
Whether you have kids, pets, or a lot of friends and family just happen to frequent your home, there are a lot of ways ants could be attracted to yours just like your guests are. One major thing you can begin to do right away is to clean up after yourself and your guests. Sealing your food in airtight containers and making sure they are put away every time is the best place to start. Another good tip is to invest in a handheld vacuum so that you can clean up messes quickly and easily. A small vacuum might feel a lot easier than getting out the big one, it can also be used to follow your toddler around the house while they leave a trail of goldfish behind them.
Seal Again – Your Doors and Windows
It is important to remember that while we usually see ants on the ground, they can crawl pretty much anywhere. That means if they smell any source of food or any reason to go indoors, they will find a way. Sealing your doors and windows will create a better barrier than anything else. In addition to this, you should be circling your home at the beginning of the season and checking to see if there are any gaps or cracks that need to be sealed as well. This way, if ants do smell food, they shouldn’t be able to find their way in. You can also train your family and friends to immediately close doors that aren’t being used.
Rinse and Repeat
In the same vein as keeping your home crumb-free, it can be easy to forget about your trash as a place you need to clean. If you are recycling as well as throwing things away, you should be rinsing out things like pop cans and yogurt containers so that you aren’t leaving the scent of food around. As for your trash, it is probably annoying to take it outright when it gets full, but that really is the best way to prevent ants from coming into your home.
No matter how many precautionary measures you take, if you have an ant infestation, you are going to need to call a professional to come out. That’s where Pure Prairie Organics comes in! We have an extensive pest control program that can take care of anything you might be struggling with.
Keep Your Illinois Home Safe From Ants This Season! Call Pure Prairie Organics Today
Pure Prairie Organics is always willing and able to take down any pest that you might run into. If that happens to be ants, we’ve got what it takes to remove them and prevent future outbreaks. We offer an effective flea, tick, and ant control service that will prevent and combat these insects from invading your home. If you are looking for more than just ant control, we have so much more to offer.
In the counties of Cook, Dupage, Will, Kendall, Kane, and Grundy, our team targets mosquitoes, takes care of lawns, tends to trees and shrubs, core aerates, overseeds, and so much more. If you are looking for any of these services, you have come to the right place.
Pure Prairie Organics knows our customers because we have been around for the long run. We live in the area just like you do, so don’t be surprised if you run into us in the store.