After squashing an ant on your countertop, you were probably shocked to see more of them around your kitchen sink. Spotting some house ants in your kitchen can be very frustrating. You’d want to get rid of them fast. In their search for food, the ants that usually find their way into kitchens through cracks in doorways, windows, and floors are of the Argentine, Little Black, Odorous House, or Pharaoh varieties. Our ant control West Palm Beach can help.
First, you need to identify their possible entry points such as cracks in the doorways, windows, and floors. It could also be a window screen that’s torn or a bunch of small holes found inside your kitchen cabinet that’s mounted against your kitchen’s external wall.
Track the ant’s movements after they exit your kitchen because this will lead you to their nest, which could look like a pile of debris or decaying leaves. Possible nest locations could be indoors such as a cabinet void or a wall that’s damaged by moisture. The nest could also be located outdoors in a tree or on the ground.
If the nest is in a wall void, use a plastic squeeze bottle to apply a thin layer of boric acid powder over the nest before using a vacuum to remove the nest from the void. Promptly dispose of the vacuum dust collector’s contents outdoors.
Be sure to reapply boric acid before using a joint compound to repair wall damage. If the nest is located outdoors, use an outdoor non-repellent insecticide and pour a half-gallon of boiling water over the nest.
Prevent future infestations by using caulk to seal cracks around your doors and windows. You can also seal small drywall voids with joint compound.
The best way to deal with ant infestations is to contact the pest control experts at O’Hara Pest Control. Schedule an inspection today.