Does it feel like ants are taking over your home? Have you been trying to get rid of them and your methods just aren't working? Ants can be infuriating for a variety of reasons. Unlike some other pests, you know that ants never arrive at your home alone. Where there is one ant, there are potentially hundreds or even thousands of ants just waiting to get into your pantry and invade your home. This can sometimes make them more difficult to eliminate but it shouldn't be impossible. A few tips to get rid of ants in a quick and efficient manner are as follows:
Call in a professional:
Some ants will pack up and move at the slightest hint of trouble, making it difficult to attack their mounds directly. Other ants can have multiple queens in one colony so that if one dies the colony can continue. Each species of ant can require different strategies to eliminate them but they all look about the same to the average person. An ant control service will be able to send someone out who will be able to identify the exact species of ant that you're dealing with so that a targeted approach can be formulated.
In general, ant jaws are very strong. They are able to chew threw things like cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, plastic bags, and so on. It might take them a while to get through a certain material, but they can bore holes in many different substances. In order to protect your food from ants, it's a good idea to store everything in airtight containers made out of a thicker material. This may be metal, glass, or even some plastic containers. If you're not sure what type of containers to buy, talk to your ant control service professional and ask him or her for recommendations.
Avoid store-bought products:
When you have a serious ant problem, you're going to want to avoid going with a product that you can purchase at an ordinary store. These products are generally made for occasional use and are not meant for wide-scale elimination in the same way that the products used by an ant control service can be used. At best, a colony of ants can start to build up a resistance to a particular store-bought chemical and will invade your home in even greater numbers than before. At worst, over-use can start to poison your home, making you and your family sick. Leave these things to a professional rather than doing anything on your own.