Tiny black ants tend to show up in kitchens and bathrooms, trailing around and seemingly out of nowhere. If you see small black ants in your kitchen, don’t panic! These are the common ants that you’ll find indoors, referred to as “nuisance ants” or “odorous house ants.” The bad news is you have an ant infestation and need to eliminate it before populations increase. The good news is that nuisance ants don’t cause structural damage to your home or bore through wood. Like humans, they’re much more interested in food and beverages than anything else.
Ants are easy to please, needing only food and water, making your kitchen their ideal place to call home! Take extra cleaning measures to remove the temptation for ants to enter your kitchen:
● Properly store and cover food (especially sugary sweets, honey, syrup, etc.)
● Remove any free-standing water in or around your sink
● Wipe up food residue, clean spills, and sweep up crumbs (even in those hard-to-reach places like inside cabinets)
Only Seeing A Few Of The Many Ants That Are Hiding
If you’re only trying to kill the ants you see in your kitchen, consider the larger issue. A few ants likely mean there is an entire colony to eliminate. Worker ants roam your kitchen on the hunt for food or water to bring back to their colony. Use these worker ants to your advantage by letting them bring back bait to target the larger ant community!
Consider Ant Entryways Into Your Kitchen
A broken window seal, slight crack beneath your door, or opening around your piping is an open invitation for ants. Ants can fit in the smallest crevices, many of which you don’t even see. Visually inspect doors and windows, making sure trim is not bent, screens have no holes, and there is no visible damage. Also check cable, pipe, wire, and other openings as best you can.
Committing To Multiple Treatments To Completely Remove Ants
When it comes to ant control treatment and home remedies, the phrase “one and done” doesn’t apply. Ants are stubborn, highly intelligent and live with upwards of a thousand others. Repetition is key. It takes time to eliminate the root of an ant infestation and prevent them from returning in the future.
Seeking Professional Help To Rid Yourself Of Ants
What you need is an exterminator who will target the nest locations and eliminate all the ants. At EcoTech we have been dealing with these annoying pests in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota for 15 years. We can identify the specific ant species and adjust the treatment to ensure natural and complete elimination. Rid yourself of the pesky ants in the kitchen today! Contact EcoTech today or schedule an appointment online for extermination service at your home.