Keep ants out of your house by following these simple tips! Ants are always trying to find a way into our houses, so make it less likely for them to come. Put away dirty dishes to keep your kitchen clean. Don’t leave food out to allow ants to feed on it. Sweep and vacuum regularly to clean up the food and dirt on the ground. Take the garbage out to get the scent of food and dirt out of your house and away from ants. These tips can help ant prevention in your house and keep them outside!

Put Away Dirty Dishes

After using a dish for food, clean it right away! Leaving dirty dishes out with old food on it will bring ants into your house. Cleaning your dishes will not give ants the chance to come into your house. It is as easy as using a dish, cleaning it off in the sink, and putting it in the dishwasher. Leaving dirty dishes out will allow the food to get old and bad, giving off a scent for ants to come find it and find a way into your house. Keep them out by putting away your dirty dishes!

Don’t Leave Food Out

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Just finished making dinner and forgot to put the leftover food in the fridge? This can cause ants to enter your house. Make sure to put away leftover food or any food that is sitting out to where it should  be. Leaving out food will cause ants to enter your house to eat that food. Put the food away and do not leave it out for ant prevention. One of the most common causes of ants being in your house is from leaving food out, so don’t give the ants a reason to come into your house.

Sweep and Vacuum Regularly

Sweep and vacuum your floors regularly to keep ants out of your house. Not sweeping and vacuuming can cause build up of dirt and food, which will cause ants to enter your house. This does not just cause ants to come, but will also cause other insects to come as well, due to the build up and smell of not cleaning. Sweeping will allow you to clean up the crumbs and dirt that could be building up on your hard floor. Vacuuming will help keep your carpets clean of dirt and possible crumbs or spilled fluids that can cause a scent that brings in ants. It is very important to clean regularly to keep this problem at bay and not allow for ants to come into your house.

Take Garbage Out

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See a full garbage can in your house? Take it out right away to help ant prevention and prevent the garbage from stinking up your house. Smelly garbage can bring ants into your house to see what food is in the garbage can. Taking it out will allow the ants to find the garbage outside and stay outside. Not allowing the garbage to build up and gain a smell or overflow will prevent ants from coming into your home and feeding off the garbage. 

Ant Prevention Tips

Need help with ant prevention? Following these tips will help with preventing ants from entering your home, but if you are in need of extra help to make sure ants do not come into your home then Prevent Pest Control is here for you. Visit our website or contact us (440) 485-3513 today!