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Got Termites? I Can Help

How to Safely Eliminate Sugar Ants & Prevent a Reinfestation

by Letitia Hunt

If you on a small restaurant and sugar ants have been spotted around some of your spices and other dry ingredients, safely eliminate the pests and deter new ones from entering the premises with the following methods. Once you have eradicated the ants, the kitchen in your restaurant will remain sanitary and you won't need to worry about scaring off customers or staff members due to annoying insects.

Citrus Oil

Citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and grapefruit, contain D-Limonene, a natural terpine that will kill ants on contact and discourage new ones from approaching areas that contain the hydrocarbon. A citrus oil spray will emit a fresh scent and can be used to clean surfaces where food items are prepared and stored. Remove items from countertops, shelves, and tables. Clean each surface with a lint-free cloth that has a generous amount of citrus oil spray applied to it. Then, dry each treated area with a clean cloth.

White Vinegar & Water

White vinegar can be used to disinfect contaminated areas. It will leave a lingering scent that pests, including sugar ants, are not fond of. Spray non-porous surfaces in the kitchen with a liberal amount of white vinegar that has been applied to a spray bottle.

Afterwards, use a damp cleaning cloth or sponge to rinse away the vinegar and minimize the strength of the odor that it emits so that it doesn't overpower the kitchen while people are in it. Dry the clean areas with a soft cloth. Clean the areas regularly in order to provide the kitchen area with continuous protection and a clean atmosphere. 

Sealed Containers & Herbal Sachets

Once sugar ants have been eliminated from the premises, you can prevent them from reappearing by keeping the kitchen clean and storing ingredients inside of airtight containers. Secure a self-adhesive label to the side of each container. Use large lettering to write a description of each food item that is stored in the containers so that you and your employees can find items that are needed to prepare dishes without needing to search extensively.

One last way to prevent sugar ants from appearing is by placing small herbal sachets in various parts of the kitchen. Many herbs release a pleasant scent, but will interfere with an ants pheromones and make it difficult for them to communicate with one another, preventing a colony of ants from overtaking a particular area.

To fully get rid of the problem, contact pest control services like Rainbow Pest Control.