Ants are unwelcome guests to any Long Island home, and as you probably know all too well, they can often be found in the kitchen. We understand ants can be a major nuisance, and homeowners often struggle to get rid of them for good. If you’re tired of having large black ants in your Long Island home, then read on for a few tips that’ll teach you how to keep them out!
What Attracts Ants to the Kitchen?
If you’re dealing with ants in the kitchen, it’s important to first know what the ants are attracted to so that you can find out where they’re coming from. Do they like the food you leave out on the counter? Are they getting into your cupboards and eating some of your baked goods or other snacks? Is it something in their environment that is attracting them, such as a leaking pipe or damp area under the sink?
It’s also important to understand that ants don’t need a lot of food; if there’s enough water in the kitchen and they can find something small to eat, they’ll be fine. So even if you eat all organic foods with no refined sugars or processed grains, it doesn’t mean that having some crumbs or residue left on your counter won’t attract black ants.
How to Prevent Ants in the Kitchen
The best way to prevent ants from entering your kitchen is to get rid of the food sources they are looking for. Closely monitor any crumbs or spills on the counters, sweep away any debris that has fallen onto the floor, and make sure that you keep food in your fridge. If there are some small pieces of food left on a countertop or table, remove them as quickly as possible. If you have pets who leave scraps behind after eating their meals, be sure to pick up all those scraps immediately so that they don’t attract ants into your home.
If possible, also be sure to eliminate sources of moisture such as leaky pipes or faucets by repairing them right away; this will help keep ants at bay since moisture attracts them and helps them survive in colder temperatures.
Get Rid of Ants in Your Long Island Home
While DIY methods to get rid of black ants in your Long Island home are effective, it’s best to leave this job to the professionals—Suburban Exterminating. Our trained technicians know where to look for ants and how to eliminate them at the source.
For a free pest control estimate, call (631/516) 864-6900.