There is over one thousand different species of ants in North America alone and there is no one particular solution in order to get rid of them. However there are some over the counter remedies that can help. Some of these tips include identifying the ant species, utilizing bait stations, maintaining a boundary around your home, keeping all food store in containers, as well as a few others.
- If you find carpenter ants nesting in your home, it is often a sign that you have had or have a water leak that caused damage to a section of wood within your home.
- If you see winged ants or constantly see a large number of wingless ants inside, the nest is likely in your house.
- Each manufacturer uses a slightly different chemical formula for its ant poison, but just about all are highly effective. It’s a good idea to take note of the brand/chemicals you use so you can either stay with that option for continued success or try something new.
“Locate the nest by observing the ants’ movement. Use baits or sprays to destroy the nest and replace damaged wood to prevent future infestations.”