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Keeping the Pests Where They Belong Where do ants, cockroaches, and mice have in common? They are all pests that belong inside, but that love to venture inside your home. If you do see them inside, you need to take action fast — because this is not where they should be! Pests are not just a nuisance. They can spread disease, destroy your insulation and other building materials, and leave nasty smells behind. Every homeowner should know the basics about pest control. Yes, you can call in a professional as needed, but knowing the basics will still help you keep the pests outside where they belong. You can learn those basics right here on this blog.



Found an Army of Ants in Your Home? What You Need to Do

Ants move quickly, and can make their way all throughout your house in no time at all. They can create an entire colony or army invading your house, making themselves at home in your kitchen, bathroom, maybe even your bedroom. If you have found an army of ants marching their way through your home, you have a problem that needs some attention. Read on for tips to help you disband their army and get rid of them for good.

Kill the Ones You See and the Ones You Don't

You need to immediately start killing any ants you see. Use whatever means you have, a shoe, a boot, anything you can to kill the ants you see. You can use a pesticide spray to kill them as well, although you should be careful if you have small children or pets around when doing this. Kill every ant you see crawling past you, then you need to start killing the ones you can't see. Ants are tricky and they can be very smart - they will start taking a different route to get to food and water to go undetected. Set traps for the ants that they take back to their colony, or use traps that will lure them in and kill them instantly. You can use traps found at your local hardware store, or you can create your own traps using borax and jelly (or something sweet to attract them). The borax will kill the ants and the jelly will lure them. This type of trap can attract a lot of ants, so you'll need to replace the trap often.

Seal Your Home Against Pests

The ants are coming in somehow, and it could be a very tiny space where they are entering your house. Seal around your windows and doors, and make repairs to your foundation if you have cracks or crevices where ants or other pests could make their way into your home. Use caulk to seal around these areas and be sure to seal the exterior of your home as well as the interior.

Hire a Pest Control Company

Ants have a way of finding their way inside. Some people find them in their homes every spring and summer. If you are finding that you have this issue, you may need to hire a pest control company to help you get rid of these or other pests and prevent them from returning ever again.

Ants can be a real nuisance if you find them in your home. There could be thousands of these pests in your house, crawling around looking for food and water. Hire a pest control company to get rid of them for good. Some companies, like Good News Pest Solutions, know how frustrating an infestation can be.