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No one wants ants in their home and ants are one of the most difficult pests to prevent from entering your property.
When the small and persistent pests enter your property, they leave ant pheromone trails to communicate with their colony members that your home is a place where they can find food and shelter.
Before you call in a trained and licensed exterminator, like Western Exterminator, to treat your home, there are steps you can take to help keep ants away from your property.
Maintaining a high level of sanitation in your home is key to preventing pests in general but this is especially true with ants. Ants love to eat all things sticky and sweet so spills and messes that go uncleaned are very welcoming to ants.
With that in mind it's important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember to:
Make it a daily habit of cleaning up spills off counters and floors
Sweep up daily to make sure crumbs do not provide a readily available food source for ants
Don't forget about the cleaning of pet bowls or any feeding areas for pets as this is common source of ant problems.
Double check that you have properly stored your food items in your shelves, desks and cupboards.
Above all, cover any food in storage areas - you don't know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.
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