So you’ve found another trail of ants on your kitchen floor, counters or walls again, and you’re probably thinking how to get rid of them once and for all. While it can be almost impossible to keep ants out of the house by just going for one sort of hurrah, there are things that you can do in order to keep them out of your house.

First, you have to know what type of ants you are dealing with. In order to solve the problem, you’re gonna have to get rid of the ants that you’ll basically find hidden before you get rid of those that are out in the open. Sounds confusing yet? Well, it’s better that you do it this way since a queen of an ant colony will basically be the one hidden and if it’s not killed first then all your efforts to dispose of the exposed ants will just go to waste because the queen will just be laying more and more eggs.

Second is you’re gonna have to follow the trail of ants entering in to your home. We understand, that it’s work. But doing so will eventually lead you to the queen which can ultimately be your victory over these things if you’re successfully in destroying it.

Third, once you’ve traced where the ants are storing up food and keeping food for their queen, you can now use ant bait to poison the queen! As you can understand by now, the trick is not to go and kill the queen directly, but to have the worker ants do it for you. A worker ant will probably take in the bait for for the queen. And when the queen eats it, it will eventually kill her eliminating the cause of re-population for these species in your area.

Fourth, be patient on when you’re gonna clean out the whole colony. Yes, it does not happen in just a snap of a finger. You’re gonna have to wait for some weeks in order to see the effects of the bait that you sent as some colonies can have more than one queen producing eggs for them. So you need to keep giving out the bait food and only attack the nest itself once the threat has been neutralized.

Fifth, after waiting for a few days, you can then resort to spraying the nest especially if the nest is outside your house or below the ground. You can basically just drench the nest with an environmentally friendly insecticide in order to drown the ants and the remaining ants form the colony.

Sixth, before you go on celebrating for the success of reaching the colony of the ants infesting your home, It is still best if you seek out for help from experts like our team from Go Forth Pest Control. We basically understand the precautions needed and the items that can be used in order to fully cure an infestation. Avail of our services now and have an ant free home!

Go-Forth Pest Control is a family owned exterminator company based in High Point, NC. The company covers The Triad, The Triangle, Charlotte, Hickory, Wilmington, Columbia SC.