Have ants been marching around in your home lately? They were in mine! We were seeing them in our kitchen, dinning room and the bathrooms. There were little black spots everywhere! I am so lucky to have Barrier Pest Control for all my pest issues. They helped me not only get rid of the ants inside my house, but also helped me prevent them from coming back, by teaching me a few tricks.
First, I changed where I feed my dog, Po, so they don’t carry off his food dish. I move it from the floor to the top of the kennel, after he eats. Now ants aren’t crawling in his dish which I know he appreciates. I keep the kitchen and dining room clean and wipe up crumbs and spills as soon as they happen. I also call Barrier as soon as I notice a problem rather than letting it go for a week or more.
Preparation for the ant treatments was simple. I just placed honey in the areas I was seeing ants the night before the technician came out. He taught me that the ants were leaving a pheromone trail, letting the other ants know to come get food! He baited the top of honey and so they’d carry the bait back to their colony. It was that easy!
If you’re seeing little ants marching around your home, give Barrier a call at 208-463-4533. They’ll help you get rid of them!
Written by Tami at Barrier Pest Control