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Don't Let Ants Crash your Thanksgiving Dinner

Don’t Let Ants Crash your Thanksgiving Dinner

When it comes to Thanksgiving Dinner, most people put a lot of thought into creating the perfect meal for their families, and they want everything to be perfect. If you and your family are planning a fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner this year, you might not be the only ones who get to enjoy the meal. Each November, countless people wake up on Thanksgiving Day only to discover that ants have invaded their home. Getting rid of ants is difficult and challenging, but keeping them away will be a much easier goal for you to achieve. You must take several steps if you want to prevent ants from crashing your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Preventative Steps

Taking a few preventative steps will work wonders to keep your home free from ants, but before you get started, it's important to look at the most common ways that the tiny insects get into your home in the first place. Windows and doors often have small cracks, and ants can use those openings to start their invasion.

For your windows, you can use caulk to seal the cracks and safeguard your home, but your doors will need a different approach. You can buy small traps to place near your doors, or you can use tape to keep the pests out. When you put the sticky side up, ants will get stuck when they try to enter your home to crash your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Avoid Attracting Ants

Without knowing it, most people accidentally attract and invite ants into their home, and it's important you learn to avoid this mistake. Ants will eat almost any kind of food, but they especially enjoy sugar, so always take the time to clean up any food or juice that you spill. After you open a bag of sugar, put it inside of a sealed bag or glass container. These small steps will go a long way when it comes to keeping your home safe from ants.

Types of Ants

Although many types of ants exist, telling them apart is not always simple. Fire ants can survive in most locations, but they are more prevalent in warmer climates. You can identify them by their red color, and fire ants can sting when they feel threatened. The odorous ants are the most common, and people can spot them because of their black color. Although they do not sting, odorous ants can still be a problem if you don't keep them under control.

Spotting an Infestation

If you spot a single ant in or near your home, pick it up with a piece of tissue and flush it down the toilet. Although it might not seem like a problem, ants often go out alone to search for food, so letting a single ant return to its colony can trigger an infestation. If you notice a trail of ants in any room of your house, then quickly dealing with the problem is essential. Contact Lethal Pest Solutions, and they will come to your home and remove all of the ants with precision, speed and efficiency.

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