Prevention Tips for Souderton Residents to Avoid Ant Infestations This Summer
Advice From Moyer Indoor | Outdoor
When summer kicks into gear, so do ants. The warm weather helps the bodies of those tiny insects move like well-oiled machines. That's bad news if you want to keep them out of your yard and, more importantly, out of your Souderton home. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to reduce the presence of ants.
Much of ant management is controlling how often ants can become a frustration. It is entirely impossible to make your yard ant-free. But you wouldn't want to make it ant-free even if you could. Ants help with aeration. This is good for your grass and good for the vegetation in your landscaping. The secret to preventing frustrating ant problems is knowing how to keep those ants where they belong.
1. Damp Landscaping is an Ant Paradise.
Many ants are drawn to moisture. If you have moisture in the landscaping around your home, you're going to draw ants in close. The more ants you have near your home, the greater your chances of having ants get into your home. There are two great ways to keep your topsoil dry and ant populations low. Trim tree branches and shrubs to let the sun dry your topsoil after you water your plants and put space between your plants to let the wind move through and keep things dry. Together, the sun and the wind can make your soil far less appealing to ants.
2. Get rid of food sources.
If you have sweets or meats around your home, ants will come in and feed on them. But ants have a much wider diet than just feeding on the food we eat. They can get protein from insects and they can get sweets from the honeydew created by insects. While you're limiting the food sources you can limit, such as keeping your trash receptacles clean and sealed, you can benefit from ongoing residential pest control which controls ants and the insect food source the attract them.
3. Interior food sources.
If scout ants get into your home, you can prevent frustrating encounters by keeping your interior clean. Good sanitation can keep ants from swarming in your common areas such as your kitchen, pantry, and living room.
If ants ever become a problem for you in your Souderton residence, remember that Moyer Pest Control has been around since 1869. When it comes to controlling pests, we're the experts.