Doesn’t it seem like ants come out earlier and earlier every year? It’s not a coincidence, as warmer temperatures are inviting pests of all kinds to come out and say hello. That’s fine and dandy except for one small problem – they are making their way inside our homes.
Chicagoland has been going NUTS for ants, and not in a good way. We’ve received dozens of calls already this spring for ant infestations. While we’re busy helping our customers live a pest-free lifestyle, you can read up on some tips for keeping ants out of your home.
Proper inspection might be your lifesaver. Ants are nocturnal creatures, so the best time to search for nests is after dark with a good flashlight. Contact Aerex Pest Control as soon as you spot a nest. We’ll come out and take care of the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
Ants love a good feast, so pay attention to keeping your home nice and tidy. Your main concern will be the kitchen, as spills, leftovers and crumbs are an ant’s ultimate fantasy.
Natural remedies may keep ants at bay. Everyday household items can be used to scare off ants. While they won’t take care of the problem completely, it will at least calm it down until Aerex gets out there! Try a combination of distilled vinegar and water. Not only do ants hate the smell, this is a great mixture to use for cleaning in general.
Don’t try to exterminate on your own. There are hundreds of insecticides out there that are designed to kill ants. You may see this as a quick way to fix the problem. Unfortunately, many of these products are unsafe for both humans and pets. Contacting a professional pest control company like Aerex is the best way to treat any pest safely.
Ants are one of the most common pests in and around homes in the Chicagoland area. If you encounter ants in your home, give us a call. We provide the best pest control services in Chicago!