Have you spotted a group of ants foraging for food in your kitchen? Sugar ants in West Palm Beach may not bite or sting, but they can be a nuisance when they manage to find a reliable food source within the comforts of your home.
Unless you find a way to keep these ants at bay, they won’t hesitate to gnaw through cardboard, paper, or thin plastic containers to pollute their contents. What’s worse is that sugar ants tend to attract centipedes, spiders, and other pests into your house.
The most practical way to keep sugar ants out of your secret stash of snacks is to keep the area as clean as possible. Be sure to sweep up crumbs and wipe up spills right away.
Check for areas around the house where ants can possibly enter. Be sure to caulk the holes and cracks you find.
Sugar ants prefer to eat foods that have high sugar or protein content. If you’re serious about keeping sugar ants out of your house, you’ll want to store your food in airtight glass or plastic containers.
Do you store various kinds of food on your kitchen counter? Be sure to wipe down this area with vinegar. Aside from being an excellent disinfectant, vinegar also drives sugar ants away.
Once you’ve identified the areas where sugar ants may potentially invade your food supply, you may want to spread bay leaves in these areas. Consider placing a few of the leaves inside the cupboard next to your foodstuff or under the refrigerator. The best part about using bay leaves is that it also prevents silverfish, weevils, and other pests from entering your home.
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