Since sugar ants in West Palm Beach love sugar and grease, don’t be surprised if you find them hanging out in kitchens. However, the last thing you want is to have these creatures invading your kitchen. But there’s good news! You can keep these ants at bay!
Be sure to promptly clean dirty dishes, sweep up food crumbs, wipe up spills, and take out the trash every day. You may create a 1:1 solution of water and white distilled vinegar for cleaning kitchen surfaces and place it in a bowl. Dip a clean piece of cloth into the solution and wipe down the surfaces that are most prone to ants.
Aside from being a less expensive substitute for regular detergents, the vinegar solution doesn’t contain toxic chemicals that may harm the environment. Plus, ants hate the smell of vinegar. To remove the ant trails, you may also add 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar into a spray bottle and apply it to the ant trails you’ve noticed.
Although placing ripe fruits in your kitchen can make the area look pretty, this will only invite more ants into your home. For this reason, be sure to store them in your refrigerator. However, if you have orange and lemons, you may use them to keep the ants out.
Since ants couldn’t resist the sight of exposed foods, you have to place snack items and your other favorite foods into airtight glass containers or Ziploc bags.
One of the most effective ways to prevent ants in your kitchen is to apply caulk to cracks, gaps around your windows, doors, baseboards, and other possible entry points. No matter how small the cracks are, you shouldn’t take a chance because ants can manage to squeeze their way through them. However, before applying caulk to the cracks, be sure to wash them with hot water, alcohol, and disinfectant.
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