How To Prevent Ants Infestation- Updated Guide [ Oct 2020 ]
Ants are simply annoying to have if you constantly notice them walking along their trail. They also do not leave a good impression on visitors or worse, to customers if they happen to invade your business premises. There are simple ways to keep them at bay, but if you want to lessen the hassle you can let professional ants control in Malaysia handle them. Call us today for a free quote.
Cleanliness is crucial
No creature can survive without food, including ants. They will always find and go back to places where there is food that they can collect to eat and bring to their queen. Ants feed on your leftover food or even those that you stock. Keep your home or workplace clean and never leave food and food crumbs. Make it a habit to wipe surfaces, sweep the floor and vacuum regularly. Ants are also attracted to sticky substances so wipe down counters and benches with cleaning products to remove spills.
Use a chalk
One easy remedy at home to get rid of ants is to apply chalk on their trail. Chalks have calcium carbonate that ants do not like. You can spray some powdered chalk or draw lines around their entry points.
If you want something that is more natural, you can try orange, lemon or vinegar as ants do not like their acidic nature. For oranges and lemons, you can squeeze or place their peels around their entry points. For the vinegar, you can make a solution of equal amounts of water and vinegar. You can also use this around their entry points. If you do not like the smell of vinegar, feel free to add a few drops of essential oil.
Spread some salt and pepper
Salt has also been seen to keep ants away. Boil some water and add a generous amount of salt until it dissolves. Pour into a spray bottle and spray where they form. Ants also hate the smell of pepper. Sprinkle some on their common areas or make a solution and spray it. You can also use cayenne pepper. While these do not kill ants, they can prevent them from coming inside your home. Spices such as cinnamon and peppermint are also natural ants repellent.
Seal entry points
To prevent them from getting inside your home, you can seal cracks and openings around door and window frames, baseboards and other areas where you see them entering.
Use insect sprays
If you prefer something that is more convenient for you, of course there are sprays you can easily buy from stores. Just make sure to use it properly, check the labels and keep them away from children and pets.
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If after trying these prevention tips and you still notice ant trails, call a professional pest control company in Malaysia for help. Pest control experts can correctly identify ant species and use a suitable treatment plan to eliminate them.
We have the knowledge of the breeding habits, feeding behaviour and other characteristics of ants so we are able to eradicate and control them effectively.