How to get rid of Black Ants?
Ants are very tiny insects that live in colonies. We can get rid of ants by using a variety of control methods.
Typically, black ants make their home outdoors and live in cracks and crevices in the pavements and sidewalks, however, they may find their way into properties as part of their endless search for food. This ant is particularly vicious against others of its own kind and colonies have been known to wage ‘war’ against others in the name of territory. It is at this time—which is usually in the spring and summer months—that they will be most likely to turn up as unwanted guests in your home.
PEST PREVENTION TIP'S
- Never leave out any food—particularly smelly food such as cheese—which could tempt pests inside
- When storing food, always ensure it is out of the reach of rats and mice, who can be particularly crafty; aim to store your provisions at least six inches above the floor,
- Block entry points and remain vigilant in the search for new signs of damage which could represent a pest’s attempts to gain access to your property
- Dispose of trash frequently, and always ensure that bins are sealed
Always clean worktops, especially food preparation areas, before use. It may seem paranoid but you never know when a pest may have spread disease onto your counters when you weren’t looking.