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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Army Of Ants In Your Kitchen? What You Can Do

Jennie Lucas

Seeing an ant in your kitchen is one thing, but seeing an entire colony of them scurrying about can be unnerving and unsettling. Ants in your kitchen may not seem so bad when you think about what could be worse, but the idea of these pests crawling into the food in your pantry, or on the table in which you eat, it can nearly make your skin crawl. If you have ants in your kitchen, there's no time to panic or curl into a ball and cry, you need to get to work immediately to get rid of them. Read on for some exterminating tips to get rid of ants. 

Start Spraying

Give the ants that you see a good spray of an indoor-safe pesticide that is made to kill ants. Spray the ants themselves that you can see out in the open, and never spray your food. You just want to get rid of the ones that are out in the open before you really get into a pantry or other area where these pests may be getting food for themselves. After you have sprayed, allow the spray to work and kill the ants. Wipe down the area with a damp rag and some mild dish detergent (or other mild cleaner). Clean up the deceased ants, then start moving looking into drawers and cabinets, or in your pantry or other areas of your kitchen to find more.

Clear Out Food

If the ants are in your pantry, you need to tackle removing the food from your pantry and wiping down all containers to remove any ants from the packaging, as well as any food traces that may be on the items and attracting these pests in the first place. Toss any food that the ants have been able to get into, such as opened cereal boxes, or other opened and easily entered items. If the ants are in the food already, toss it. After the food is removed, wipe down the shelves to remove any ants that remain inside. Give it a good spay as well and then wipe it down again. After that, you can replace your food back inside.

If you have ants in your kitchen, you are going to have some work cut out for you. Ants work quickly, and you need to as well. Hire a professional pest control company to help you with the task of exterminating these pests and to help prevent them from ever returning.

Reach out to a local pest control service for more info.