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02.4 - important ant control advice

Essential Ant Control Tips

When temperatures rise, and natural supplies become scarce, ants often burn a path to their houses. This makes ant control a significant concern, and Carlsbad, your friendly pest, mosquito, and termite management – and grounds care – expert, can assist.

What draws ants to your house when they seem satisfied scurrying down pavements or across your patio? The solution is straightforward: eat more food.

Because of their large colony sizes and aggressive foraging habits, Argentina ants are California’s most common ant species. House, pavement, and pharaoh ants are also among the most irritating ants in the state.

Each ant species may need a unique management strategy, so it’s critical to correctly identify the ants you’re dealing with to handle them efficiently. Your Carlsbad Pest Control professional can assist you in making an accurate diagnosis and then recommend the appropriate treatment.


The most efficient technique to keep ants out of your house is to eliminate the source of their attraction and the entry points.

Keep your home clean: Daily, clean up food crumbs, spills, and other food sources that may attract ants. Keep an eye on the kitchen counters, dining rooms, and other locations where food is prepared or consumed. Because ants have a sweet tooth, they are attracted to kitchens, pantries, cabinets, and indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Store food properly: All food, including pet food, should be kept in airtight containers. Ants may quickly get access to open food packages; therefore, storing food in airtight containers will help to avoid infestations.

Seal entry points: Inspect your home for cracks, gaps, or openings that ants may infiltrate. Seal these entry points with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent access.

Remove potential nesting sites: Ants often build nests in open areas such as tree stumps, fuel stacks, or overgrown vegetation. These potential nesting sites should be eliminated or relocated away from your property.

Trim vegetation: Trim any branches, shrubs, or plants near your home. Because ants may use them as bridges to enter your house, avoiding contact decreases the risk of illness.

Eliminate excess moisture: Check for and remove any standing water on your property since these may attract certain ant species. Repair any leaks or plumbing issues to prevent water collecting. Ants are attracted to moisture offered by sinks, leaky faucets, and even improperly caulked showers and bath enclosures, not crumbs and spills.

Clean outdoor garbage and recycling cans: Keep your exterior garbage cans well-locked and clean them regularly to prevent attracting ants.

If you believe your house has an ant issue, call California’s trusted, friendly management specialist at (619) 900-6147

Carlsbad Pest Control appreciates your assistance in keeping undesirable pests away from your home and yard until the next time.


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