Ant Control Methods Start with a Good Yard Maintenance Plan
ANTS! They’re a huge problem whether they’re in your yard or in your house. The simple truth is that a little lawn and yard maintenance is one of the ant control methods you can implement that could go a long way toward keeping ants out of your home and your yard.
Why Yard Work Matters
Think your lawn doesn’t matter when it comes to ant prevention? Think again. One of the best ways to keep ants out is to keep your yard clean and well-maintained. Ants are looking for the same things that other pests seek out: a place to live and a solid food source. All of that can be found in an unkempt yard. Not sure where to begin? These ant control methods work well in any yard.
- Keep It Trimmed! Trimming bushes, shrubs, and trees so they don’t hit the siding or roof of your home is a great way to keep ants out. They can use any of those items as a bridge to get into your home; eliminating that bridge means eliminating the ants. Additionally, you’ll want to mow your lawn on a regular basis and bag your grass to avoid creating any ant habitats on your property.
- Keep it Clean! Have lots of junk hanging around? Have a burn pile that just keeps getting bigger? If so, you could be encouraging pest control issues around your home, with ants being one of those big worries. Do what you can to declutter your space and keep junk around your home to an absolute minimum.
- Pay Attention! One of the best ways to stay on top of a potential ant problem is to know when they’re getting close. If you see ant hills in your yard, the time to take action is right now! You could take care of the problem while they’re outside of your house instead of inside.
Ant problems aren’t uncommon, but that doesn’t mean they have to be part of your yard or home this year. Ready to tackle ants pest control head-on? Give Ransford Pest Control a call today.