All The Ways You Attract Ants To Your Mobile Home
Sometimes in life, there comes a time when we have to admit our own mistakes. This becomes more difficult when we don’t know we are making mistakes in the first place. One way many homeowners fail unintentionally is with pests. If you didn’t know, something as simple as leaving a cupcake out on your kitchen table is enough to invite unwanted ants. Here are some other ways you attract ants to your Mobile home and some practical ways to keep these pests away.
Attractant Number 1: Left-Out Food
Ants will eat just about anything as long as they can find a way to get it back to their colony. Often these pests will find food on countertops, dining room tables, and around areas where people relax. On occasion, ants will even crawl into open boxes of cereal and other dried foods. To reduce the number of opportunities these pests have to gain access to these foods, store what you are not eating inside air-tight containers or in the refrigerator.
Attractant Number 2: Entry Points In Your Home’s Exterior
One thing that draws ants into homes faster than anything else is easily accessed entry points. Here are some practical ways to address these entry points around your home’s exterior.
- Use a caulking gun or some liquid cement to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around the exterior foundation of your home.
- Repair damage to window/door screens.
- Make sure all of your exterior doors have door sweeps installed beneath them.
- Keep unscreened doors and windows closed as much as possible.
Attractant Number 3: Easy Access To Water
Many species of ants rely on moisture to survive. To address moisture problems around your property, here are a few helpful tips we recommend. Start with your home’s piping and fixtures. Make sure they are not leaking in any way. In addition to this, eliminate sources of water build up around your property, especially ones that might be negatively affecting your home’s wood. Follow this by cleaning out your gutters and making sure they are in good working condition. Finish things off by using a dehumidifier inside your home.
Attractant Number 4: A Dirty Home
Ants thrive inside dirty homes, not because they love filth and trash, but because clutter and garbage mean extra food and drinks to scavenge. For this reason, we recommend thoroughly cleaning your home once a week and addressing food messes and drink spills as they occur around your living areas.
The Problems Ants Cause
Not all ants cause the same problems. Most are just annoying and threaten the contamination of food when indoors. Others carry pathogens that they spread over countertops, tables, and other home surfaces. Some species, like the carpenter ant, threaten severe structural damage when they come inside. Repairing this damage is expensive, sometimes costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Why It Might Be Better To Call A Professional
When it comes to keeping ants out of your home, there is no better solution than to call the professionals. At EnSec we make general pest control easy, cost-effective, and worth your investment. We will take care of all the intricacies of pest management and give your Mobile home the best chance possible to combat ants and other area pests year-round.
Call us today to discuss your options with one of our qualified representatives. We will talk you through our services and help you find a general pest control plan that is sure to protect your Mobile property against unwanted visitors.