Whether you are a realtor getting a home ready for an open house, a homeowner, or a renter, it’s important to know the things that attract ants into the home. From the realtor’s perspective alone, nothing will destroy your open house more than these critters crawling around in the kitchen. Let’s talk about the things that attract ants into a house and how Contractor’s Best Pest Solution can help.
It might seem like a good idea to put out a spread of snacks that people can enjoy during your open house, but food is the number one thing that attracts ants, especially sweets. Anything sugary or sweet-smelling will bring these critters into the home. It’s important to clean up thoroughly after every meal and store food properly in airtight containers that will not draw in ants.
2. Water Leaks
Ants need water just like we do, and if there is a plumbing leak in the home, the ants will be drawn to the dripping water. They are also attracted to water in the yard, such as from a leaking hose or pools of water. It’s important to avoid giving ants the water supply they crave in order to control their nesting and presence in the home.
3. Nesting Spaces
Ants need a home just like you do, and they won’t just build anthills in your yard. Carpenter ants will nest in wood, and other ants will build their nests inside the foundation, inside the home’s walls, behind the baseboards, and in the cupboards. Any safe space where they can build a nest is going to attract them to that area, so it’s important to make sure there aren’t any cracks or crevices outside.
Tall plants in front of windows or large trees with branches creeping toward the home give ants the perfect bridge for access into the home. It’s important to make sure that all plant life in the yard is trimmed away from the home to prevent ants from having access to the indoors.
Incorrect pesticide application will send ants indoors toward safety. It’s important to have a professional handle the pest control issues of the home because they know how to apply the pesticide to prevent the ants from getting inside rather than to encourage them to go inside to get away from it.
Contractor’s Best Pest Solution in Buford, GA, works with all types of pest control including real estate, residential, and construction. Call us today if you have an ant problem.