8 Ways to Prevent Ants From Entering Your House

march 2021

8 Ways to Prevent Ants From Entering Your House

1. Take notice of scout ants
If you see any rogue ants in your kitchen, living areas. This is a definite sign that more ants are coming!

2. Keep surfaces in and around your home clean
A great way to keep ants away is by cleaning any dirty dishes, sweeping & vacuuming regularly, and wiping down common surfaces.

3. Store food in sealed containers
Restrict access to food sources by keeping food in air-tight containers.

4. Seal off cracks & entrances to your home
Sealing cracks around windows and doors and the foundation of your home with caulking can eliminate many of the obvious entrances for ants to use.

5. Remove ant trails
It’s important to identify where they’re coming from and eliminate their trails to prevent them from continuing to enter your home. A simple application of a vinegar/water mix along the length of the ant trail will disrupt the ants and force them to find a new path to their food source.

6. Deploy ant baits around active areas
If you’ve been noticing scout ants around your home, it’s a good idea to start placing bait traps in the areas you’re seeing scouts.

7. Control ant colonies around your property
When you notice mounds developing around your property, take action and apply exterminating products to the colony itself and the area immediately around the colony.

8. Spray an ant barrier around your house (hire us!)
Proper application of an ant barrier (insecticide) around the perimeter of your home's foundation will help to steer scouts away from your home and prevent ants from entering in search of food. This is best left to professional pest control companies since their products are more effective than those available commercially.

The best way to prevent ants from entering your home is to call an expert. A professional termite and pest control company, like Central Coast Termite & Pest, can help can help to eliminate any ant issues you may have!


Give us a call today at (805) 710-1871 . You can even take a picture and send it to us!