Ants are some of the most persistent pests around. They may not seem like a big deal when you see one or two crawling about, but the presence of a single ant often foreshadows something far worse to come.
Left unchecked, ant problems quickly escalate as these wily critters will inevitably find crumbs to snack on in your home. Once they do, a full-blown ant problem can develop overnight. Luckily, Sterifab can tackle these (and many other) pests, but there are a few things to know about ants first.
Facts About Ants
Ants are often ignored and considered insignificant due to their small size, their ubiquity and the fact that most species don’t directly harm humans. They are, in fact, some of the most numerous and fascinating creatures on Earth. Why?
Ants live on every continent except Antarctica and number over 20 quadrillion.
They can carry over 50x their body weight and use their powerful jaws to cut food down to manageable size for transport.
They maintain a highly complex social system that facilitates the cooperation of millions of individuals, a queen, workers and soldiers that fight other colonies.
Ants communicate with chemical signals, leaving a trail of pheromones to help their peers find a food source.
Impressive as this all is, you still don’t want ants taking over your kitchen. So here’s a look at how to get rid of an ant infestation within your home.
How Sterifab Gets Rid of Ants
Preventing a major ant problem requires a bit of diligence. Ideally, you want to get rid of the few pioneering ants before they find food, release pheromones and let the rest of the colony know that a feast awaits in your pantry.
Here’s how to get rid of an ant infestation, step by step:
Spray any ants you see with Sterifab. Even a single individual can find food and lead an entire colony into your home.
Periodically check for ant colonies within several feet of your home. Look for small, raised hills where ants are coming in and out through a hole on the top. Following a trail of ants will usually lead you to their food source on one end and their nest on the other. Apply Sterifab to colonies and trails as needed.
Clean thoroughly, especially in your kitchen and pantry. Make sure to cover waste bins and sweep up or vacuum all crumbs. Double-check that all packages, bags and jars have been properly sealed so ants won’t be able to access them.
Still have ants? If the problem persists, we recommend you call a pest control company. They know how to take care of your ant problem in a comprehensive way.
Due to their sheer numbers, ants can be a difficult foe to contend with. But with a little perseverance and a powerful tool like Sterifab, even the largest ant colony can be kept outside in the ground where it belongs.
Find out how to use Sterifab so you can get started today.