It is summer in South Africa which can only mean one thing — ant season! Ants work very hard during summer to replenish their food supply since they know that colder times lie ahead. Ants are, for the most part, inactive in winter.
When ants search for food and water, they leave a scent trail on their way into your home that allows them to return to their nest once they’ve accumulated their stash. Their main target areas are typically the bathroom and kitchen.
Because we use the kitchen to prepare food, most people are hesitant to use sprays or pesticides to get rid of the problem. But, there are some practical steps you can take to eliminate the ants while making sure you prevent a re-infestation.
Determine What Ant Species You Are Dealing With
Chances are you’re dealing with pavement ants but to make sure, do a quick google search. A pest control specialist like Pest Control Pros can also help you identify the ant species.
Find Their Nest
To eradicate an ant problem, you need to get rid of their nest. To find their nest, you should follow their path until you find the entry point into your home. Because ants travel back and forth to their colony, you can track their movement and use a poison that will kill the ants in the colony. If they have entered through a small crack or hole in the building, make sure to clean and seal it.
Decide on a Treatment Course
You can opt to treat your ant infestation yourself with store-bought poison or hire a pest control professional in Gauteng to eliminate the problem for you. Ants are not the easiest pest to get rid off so if you don’t want to risk a re-infestation, you might want to consider hiring a pest control specialist.
For more information or help with getting rid of an ant infestation for good, speak to the team at Pest Control Pro’s today.