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Termites are nasty critters that work their way into your home and destroy it from the inside out. My name is Linda, and I am a pest control specialist. I have seen many homes and other buildings absolutely destroyed by termites. A termite infestation can cause a great deal of time and money to fix, and I'd like to tell you how to avoid having termites in the first place. I'll also discuss the clues that you have termites in your home and what to do if you already have an infestation. You can fix a termite problem, but you should act as quickly as possible. Let me be your guide.


Got Termites? I Can Help

Tips For Tending To An Ant Problem In Your Home

by Letitia Hunt

If you have suddenly found that there are a lot of ants in your home, you will want to make sure that you are immediately taking action. Even if you have only noticed a couple of ants, you need to put the following tips to good use. Where there are a few, there are many, many more.

Remove The Food Source For The Ants

What might be a tiny speck of food to you and may be barely noticeable, might be a scrumptious meal to an ant. They also have a very keen sense of smell, so they might spot that speck of food well before you do. This is why it is so important to make sure that you are doing all you can in order to clean up any and all food sources for them. Make sure that the food in your cabinets is in airtight storage containers. You will also need to sweep or vacuum at least once a day, as well as making sure that your counters and table are wiped off after every use.

Leave Bait Outside For Them

A natural mineral, called Borax, is lethal to ants. You will want to mix some of that with sugar and place it in a bowl outside where you think the majority of the ants are gaining access to the inside of your home. The sugar scent will attract the ants, but the borax will kill them. The ants should start picking up that mixture and taking it back to their colony. This will help kill off a lot of ants.

Hire A Professional Exterminator

In some cases, home remedies will simply not do the trick, and if this is the case for you, you will want to call a professional exterminator like those at Be There Pest Control. This will ensure that your struggles with the ants will finally end. Of course, it might take a couple of extermination treatments before the issue is completely resolved, but it will be more than worth it. You can also talk with the exterminator that you hire to see if there are any tips that he or she can give so you can help keep the ants from coming back.

By being proactive, you should have no trouble in solving your ant problem before it gets completely out of control. Do make sure that you are spending some time searching for the best professionals in your area when it comes to hiring an exterminator.