Spring Guide to Ant Prevention in the Texarkana Area

May 15, 2019

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How many picnics are ruined by ants every year? Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a statistic for this. What we do know is that when ants scavenge food from our homes and gatherings, frustration follows. It is not hard to feel hopeless stomping about and trying to shoo them away when there is no end to them in sight. The good news is, there are some things you can do to keep these pesky annoyances out of your home and away from your property.

Why Summer Means Ants Across Arizona and Texas

Before we go any further you should know two things about ants here in the southwestern states. They are year-round, and they can get worse. Because ants are insects that reach peak productivity when the temperatures are between 75 and 95 degrees, we can expect the summer months to have the highest amount of ant activity. That being said, now is the time to get your home prepared for this coming increase in ant activity.

Prevention Steps To Keep Unwanted Ants Out Of Your Home

Have you ever wondered how the ants running in a line on your counter got in in the first place? Sometimes it can feel like they appear out of thin air. We assure you this isn’t the case. They are coming in from somewhere, and there are things you can do to stop them. Here are some good places to start.

  • Check around your home for any gaps or cracks. These will most commonly be found around windows, doors, and in your home’s foundation. Seal up these entry points using a caulking gun.
  • As much as possible keep food off of counters and out of the reach of ants. One way you can do this is by storing ant-accessible foods inside airtight containers.
  • Clean areas where crumbs and food might be hiding such as under fridges, stoves, and other household appliances.
  • Consider installing door sweeps on exterior doors to keep ants from, literally, wandering in through the front door.

Why Professional Ant Treatments Are Worth It

When it comes to ant prevention, DIY can only get you so far. If you want the best protection possible, turn to the professionals here at Pest-Pro Services Inc. We can provide you, your home, and your property with the ant protection you deserve. For more information on how these treatments work or to schedule a treatment, give us a call today and let us find a plan that will work for you.

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