Ants consistently cause problems for Wisconsin residents every year. They invade homes across the country during the winter, but with our extended cold spells, it seems that ants are always on the hunt for refuge from the harsh weather. The best form of ant control is preventing an outbreak before it starts, but we have serviced countless homes that haven’t had this luxury. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of ants in the house with top advice from the ant control experts at Batzner Pest Control!
Why Do Ants Suddenly Appear Inside?
Ants come into our homes for a few different reasons, but the most common one is in their search for food. Lots of people in Wisconsin wonder why ants are flooding into their kitchens, even in the summertime. The answer is most likely that there is a mess or an open water source that they’ve found! Ants are drawn to these things in your kitchen:
- Cereals and grains
- Meat and greasy surfaces
- Sugary foods like fruit and candy
- Excess moisture or water spills
The best at-home ant prevention strategies are keeping your food sealed properly and stowed away and cleaning up any spills as soon as they happen.
How to Get Rid of Ants in the House
Smaller ant outbreaks can usually be dealt with at home on your own. When you find an ant trail in your house, spray undiluted vinegar or a citrus-based cleaner on the trail, then wipe them up.
However, these solutions don’t often work for large infestations. The promise of store-bought ant control products rarely follows through, and these products can be dangerous if used outside of the manufacturer’s instructions. Bait traps work better—they can divert the ant trail to a new location to help you find their source. At that point, you can follow the ants back to their nest and call your local pest control company to have their colony removed.
Ant Control for Homeowners in Wisconsin
If you have tried all of these steps and still can’t find the source of your ant outbreak or get them out of your house, it’s time to contact your local pest control company. At Batzner Pest Control, our ant control specialists are educated on all of the different ant species that we deal with here in Wisconsin. We pride ourselves on efficient and effective ant removal and our emphasis on helping our customers avoid ants on their own going forward. Don’t wait to get those ants out of your home—contact us today for a free quote!