One of the most common pest threats in homes throughout Honolulu and surrounding communities are nuisance ants. These small insects are really good at finding access to homes including the kitchen. Most of the time foraging ants in the house are searching for crumbs and other food debris to feed themselves and the rest of the colony. This leads us to our main point - the biggest problem with nuisance ants is that they are not easy to control!
If you have ever tried to reach for a bottle of store bought ant killing spray, you were probably not too successful. That is because the ants that you are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the entire ant colony. Ants are social insects and their colonies can contain thousands and thousands of ants. So as you try to kill ants in your home, they will just keep coming back.
Instead of killing ants with any sort of spray, the best thing to do is to stick to your year round pest control services in Honolulu and follow these ant prevention tips:
Wipe up crumbs and spills right away.
Store all open food in containers with tight closing lids.
Replace or repair any torn window screens.
Trim back tree branches so they do not touch the side of the home.
Seal off any cracks along the foundation, windows or doors of the home.
As mentioned before, the best way to avoid an ant colony from settling on your Honolulu property, or worse, right in your home, make sure to maintain your year round home pest control services.
At Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, not only will our HI pest control professionals get rid of ants that currently inhabiting your property, we will also provide preventative treatments to make sure that ants as well as many other household pests are not a problem in the future. To learn more about ant control in Hawaii, contact our Honolulu exterminators today!