Preventing Ant Infestation, What You Need To Know

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How to prevent ants in Vancouver WA and Portland ORThere are few things more disturbing than seeing a cake covered with ants in your kitchen. Ants can also appear in other unexpected locations such as bathrooms and living rooms, much to the angst and embarrassment of you and your household.

The good news is that it is possible to live ant-free when you know how to stop ants that may already be in your home, as well as how to prevent ants from returning.

How to Prevent an Ant Infestation

The easiest way to keep your home free of ants is to prevent them from accessing your home in the first place. A good place to start is by keeping food covered in airtight containers and put away.

It is also a good idea to not allow dirty dishes to lie around the house for long periods of time. Rinse dishes under the faucet to remove food fragments until they can be washed.

How to Get Rid of Ants

Once you have ants, it can be a challenge to get rid of them. They are very stubborn and can be difficult to eradicate. The first step to stopping ants is the same as that cited for preventing them. Keep foods properly sealed and stored. Cutting off the food supply is a great deterrent for continued ant activity, but it is seldom a permanent solution to the problem.

When looking for the best answer to the question of how to stop ants, the solution may very well be to contact a professional exterminating company. Unlike most homeowners, a professional exterminator is trained in more than just how to spray for bugs.

Upon the initial arrival to your home, the exterminator will inspect the premises to determine the point or points of entry and the location of any nests. Upon making these determinations, a plan of action can be formulated and carried out to eradicate the ants.

The pesticides that are used by trained exterminators are much more effective than those available over-the-counter to the layperson and, because they are used by trained professionals, they are safer as well.

A professional exterminator can also offer guidance and advice as to how to prevent ants from appearing again.

While knowing how to prevent ants can certainly help the homeowner avoid the embarrassment that an ant infestation can cause, knowing how to stop ants is even more important.
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