How to Get Rid of Ants
Your kitchen ought to be a place where you can cook and eat in peace, not a place where ants invade in search of food and drink. In fact, ants don’t just make their way into your kitchen; anywhere food can be found in your home, ants can and do find, too. So how do you get rid of ants in Tennessee? At U.S. Pest Protection, we have the experience you need to get rid of ants from your home. Here are some of our top tips.
A variety of baits are specifically designed to combat ants. Your mileage with them will vary, as improper or inefficient usage will not stop ant infestations for good.
Baits do not trap ants or prevent them from going elsewhere. The opposite is true, in fact; baits are designed to contain poisonous material that ants are drawn to and bring back to their nest. Indoor and outdoor baits are available, and they can be deployed relatively easily. However, do not let young children or pets interact with them.
Ant sprays are also a potential solution to your ant problem. There are two kinds of ant sprays. One is designed to kill ants on contact and is excellent at removing ants that are already in your home or around your yard; you simply apply the spray directly to ants. The second kind of spray is a deterrent and is usually applied outside to the base of your home to act as a deterrent to ants (and sometimes other insects, too).
In addition to baits and liquid sprays, dust treatments are the other main kind of ant treatment you can apply to your property. As their name implies, these insecticides come in dust form as opposed to liquid form. Dust treatments are particularly useful for covering the inside of cracks and entry points. Their residual life is longer than liquid treatments and has low odor, allowing it to be used nearly indiscriminately to deal with your ant infestation.
Arm Yourself with Ant Control from U.S. Pest Protection
Despite many Tennessee residents’ best efforts, ants can continue to invade the interior of your property, contaminating your kitchen and other rooms in your home. While store-bought baits, sprays, and dust insecticides can help, it can be very difficult to eliminate the problem completely.
That’s where U.S. Pest Protection comes in. Our expert pest control technicians are trained to identify and address the root cause of your ant infestation. They are trained to find and address entry points at your property, as well as to find the anthills that comprise the core part of your problem. We don’t just have access to the baits and sprays that can get rid of ants; we’ve been here before, and we’ve got the training and experience to use them.