There are certain measures to taken for the ants that invade our homes, office and other areas where we do not want them. There should be an effort to be provided to control them. While there may be certain reasons for ants being inside the houses or offices. Improper garbage and food disposal is what they feed on; Cat and dog food on the floor is also an attraction for the ants.
The sight of ants around in the kitchen cupboard, restrooms or holes and offices may be familiar to us but we don’t just have to live with them for life. Ants also bite people and also they normally shed on the waste products can get into the air we breathe. Ants are tough to kill because they have developed a resistance against insecticides. So, the continued use of these insecticides just helps them toughen up. So there are some professional methods to undertake the Extermination of Ants.
Organize the trash
Food like meat in the food garbage and not well washed ice cream containers or soda bottles in the recycle etc. can lead to the attraction of ants to or places. So there is a need to organize your trash properly.
Using Boric acid poison
The use of boric acid works in a manner by slowly scrapping away the ants’ houses with its harsh particles. With the house damaged, the ants will die of dehydration or they could die a slow & painful death if they live in a highly humid environment because then it takes a bit longer for the ants to lose its moisture. The procedure to use this poison is to mix the boric acid with sugar, flour & water to make a paste so that will be more tempting to the ants.
Cleaning of useless water and food
Ants that come inside aren’t likely to make a permanent place without food & water to feed on. These insects are known to be very hardy & could survive for a long period of time without nutrients, but they won’t usually colonize or lays eggs without a suitable habitat. One should be very much careful about the storage of food. It must be stored in air tight containers & should be careful about not leaving dirty dishes in sinks overnight. Standing water attracts the ants including water bowls & water containers, so these must be cleared & emptied each evening.
It’s sometimes very difficult to get rid of the entire ant’s colony on your own using official remedies or through prevention & when things get bad only a professional insect exterminator could be the best option. Exterminators are professionally trained in identifying where the ants may be colonizing & have high powered ways to kill them. Fumigation is one method which involves forcing poisoned gas into the ant’s place & canvassing their habitat with toxic spray is another method. An exterminator might also use a series of sophisticated traps to ensure that the job is done.