Clean up food spills immediately
Clean up before the foraging ants find what you have spilled.
Remove unconsumed pet foods
Keep pet food bowls empty. Keep an eye on your pets while they are feeding, if they don’t finish their food don’t’ leave it out for the ants to find.
Keep all foods in airtight containers
Stop the ants from finding your sugar and other stored foods that they might decide to take a shine to.
Seal all cracks and crevices
Ants can get into your home any number of ways but making it hard fro them to establish themselves inside your home is a step closer to solving the problem.
Trim plants and trees that touch the exterior of your home
Vegetation overhanging or against the home is always an issue when it comes to pest. If you trim plants away from the house it will reduce the number of points of entry for the ants and other pests.
Keep kitchen benches clean and sinks free of dirty dishes
Clean up any spills or dirty dishes before the ants find them.
Sap sucking plant pests may support and attract ants
Ask your PestMen technician about sap sucking plant pests treatments. These plant pests have a pretty peculiar deal going with ant colonies. They secrete little drops of honey dew that the ants love to drink. In return the ants protect them from predators. There are several types of these pests (like green scale and aphids) that can help support nearby colonies.