What do pests, pool parties, and pastries all have in common?
You don’t want them to be left inside your home for more than a few minutes!
You can leave the pool parties outside your home by asking your guests to remain outdoors in the entertaining areas, and maybe you can supply them with towels and bathers so that they dry off before they come inside.
You can keep pastries outdoors the same way – maybe enjoy them in a nice undercover outdoor area.
But pests – pests and insects are the hard ones!
Doesn’t matter how much you try, various insects like cockroaches, spiders, and especially ants will always try to get inside your home. They’re attracted to the shelter that you can provide them (for free, of course – these tenants don’t pay rent). They like humidity, and if they can find a food and water source to go with it, they’re going to have a non-stop party in your home.
If we talk about ants, mostly, we can understand the problem.
They’re unsightly – who wants to see insects crawling around their home?
And worse – they can even bite humans!
Although their bites are unlikely to cause any serious complications, they’re still annoying, and most people if given the chance would like to avoid ant bites for sure.
Ants can enter your home through just the tiniest little hole – anywhere at all. Usually it will be along a window ledge, maybe where the window frame doesn’t perfectly meet or isn’t glued to the structure of the house.
Another common area is around external doors – particularly sliding doors that might mark the transition point between indoor and outdoor living areas.
We asked the experts at Proper Pest Control (www.properpestcontrol.com.au) what you can do to avoid an ant problem. They said that the best things you can do to avoid ants inside is:
- Find where they’re coming form, and seal up their method of entry. It’s not hard to find their entry point – ants usually move all together in a long line, like a military parade – so just follow the line back and you’ll see where they’re coming from.
- Get rid of any food scraps around the house. Even if it’s small, maybe even too small to easily see – ants can smell it from a mile away, and will go to amazing lengths to find it, and carry it back to their colony.
- If the problem persists, consider using something like an ant powder – usually containing the chemical permethrin – to sprinkle on the active areas.
A combination of these prevention methods and treating any active colonies you have right now will keep ants exactly where they need to be – outside, and not inside!