It doesn’t take much to attract ants into your home. Leave something like a piece of food out too long, and they’ll come rushing in. Once they’ve set up camp in your home, they can be incredibly difficult to evict. They love the indoors, especially during periods of extreme heat like we sometimes have in Texas. However, there are a few things you can do that’ll help get rid of them. First, you’ll want to figure out what’s attracting them to your home and then clean that up. Then, you’ll want to use a mixture of water and white vinegar to clean up the visible ants. Now, while these methods are effective at getting rid of the ants that you can see, you’ll need to reach out to a professional pest control company so they can treat your home. Recurring ant treatments will keep more ants from coming into your home, so you don’t have to worry every time you set something sweet down on your counter!

Find the source that's attracting the ants and clean it up.

Large amount of ants found by home sink in Plano, TX.

Ant infestations usually break out when you leave food out—especially sugary foods. Start by cleaning up whatever is attracting the ants to your home. Throw out any sugary treats you might have left out and follow that up by cleaning up the area with soap and water to get rid of the scent. By cleaning up the affected area, you can help keep ants from congregating in the same spot in the future.

An open bag of dog food can attract ants into your home. Make sure you're always keeping those bags closed to help keep ants out!

Clean up the ants you see in your home with a water/vinegar mixture.

If you see ants in your home, you'll have to take some matters into your own hands. Make a mixture of 50/50 water and white vinegar and start wiping ants up with it. This mixture will kill any existing ants you’re wiping up on the surface and has the added benefit of keeping future ants away. The lingering scent of vinegar acts as a repellant for ants, making it quite handy when trying to control the ant population setting up camp inside your home.

Schedule recurring ant control treatments with a professional pest control company.

Professional applying perimeter pest control to foundation of a home in Wylie, TX.

While the above methods are great at cleaning up the majority of ants you see on the surface, there could be plenty of ants still in hiding. Ants will continue funneling their way into your home, so you'll need to invest in a more permanent solution. That’s when you should reach out to a professional pest control company to schedule recurring perimeter pest control treatments. When you sign up for pest control treatments, keeping ants out of your home becomes much easier because these insects won't be able to cross the barrier of the perimeter pest control treatments, so they won't be able to continue to make their way into your home. After you've signed up for professional treatments, you won't have to worry about leaving over-ripe fruit out on the counter or immediately wiping up every single droplet from your soda that might've spilled.

Keep ants out of your home! Call us today to sign up for perimeter pest control treatments.

Let us help you keep ants out of your home! At CitiTurf, we offer perimeter pest control treatments that are designed to create a barrier around your home that pests, including ants, can't cross! This service includes recurring treatments every 3 months, so your home will always be protected. We offer our this service to residential property owners in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, and throughout the surrounding areas in Texas. Call us today at 972-516-0001 to sign up for our perimeter pest control treatments.