Get Rid of Ants Quickly and Safely When You Have Pets in Your Home

Pets are often more than just cute little animals to cuddle with from time to time. For some, their pets are their kids. They sleep in the bed and chill on the couch with their humans. 

Unfortunately, pets are more vulnerable to toxic chemicals and if you have a pest problem, you’ll probably think twice before spraying anything in your home that could harm your beloved animal. 

Pet Safe Ant Control

It’s no secret that ants are the absolute worst! And while there or tons of chemicals on the market you can use to kill ants, they aren’t exactly pet-friendly. But, don’t despair. At Pest Control Pros, we can help you get rid of your ant problem while keeping the safety of your pet in mind. Getting rid of ants can be challenging which is why it’s better to prevent them from coming into your home in the first place. 

Prevention Is Better than Cure

To stop ants from entering your home in the first place, you have to make it as unattractive to them as possible. Worker ants seek out areas with resources and bring their queen back to it. Keeping your floors and kitchen cabinets clear of food particles will stop them in their tracks. 

That said, it can be difficult to keep track of every crumb, so if you still notice some ants in your kitchen, learn how to bait worker ants. Follow their trail and place bait stations along their way, but note that not all bait stations are animal-friendly.

Don’t Bring Ant Killer Close to Your Pets

Use a low toxicity station that won’t affect your pets to be safe. Make sure to place bait stations in the back of cabinets, behind appliances and generally out of reach from your pets, even though the insecticide mixture inside isn’t easily accessible. Avoid placing bait stations near your pets food, water or toys. 

Use Ant Killers That Are Pet Safe

Diatomaceous Earth is a common ingredient in pet-safe ant killers. It contains the fossilised remains of diatoms (small aquatic organisms). The main ingredient is silica and it looks like a talc powder, off-white in colour. According to the FDA, Diatomaceous Earth is relatively safe but it’s advised to choose a “food-grade” product since it’s gone through a purification process.

Take a Natural Approach

To curb a minor infestation, prepare some sugar water and soak a large sponge in it. Place it close to the worker ant trail and leave it there for a day or two. Rinse off the dead ants, soak the sponge in the sugar water and put it back where you left it the first time around. Once you don’t see any dead ants when squeezing out the sponge, you no longer have an ant problem.

If you’re looking for ant control that is safe for pets, and you’ve exhausted all the natural pest management solutions online, we can help. Get in touch with Pest Control Pros today!

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