| 5 Effective Pest Control Tips
How do I get rid of ants from my house? Apparently, this
is a question almost every homeowner in Singapore is asking.
Depending on where you live, ants' infestation is an all
year problem but you can avoid this problem if you take
proper white ants, pest control measures. But before you
embark on the control measures, you first need to understand
the behaviour of ants.
Ants operate in colonies consisting of the queens-
egg-laying ants, sterile females who are the workers and
short-lived males. Those ants that you often see them
foraging in your kitchen or garden are the workers. Whenever
these workers find food, they communicate to the rest by
leaving a chemical message behind as they crawl back. You
cannot smell or see the chemical message and it will stay
for a long time in order to help other ants to trace the
food. Another thing to note is that ants develop wings
during spring season to enable them to fly to new locations
in the search of food and shelter.
Having learnt their behavior, now you are in a better
position to control them.
Here are 5 important tips you need
to stick to if you need a long-term white ants, pest control
First, you need to seal all the cracks and crevices in your
house. These are entry points for ants and when they are
sealed, these pests won't have access to your house.
Second, spray these entry points with detergents followed by
a residual insecticide. This is to distract the trail
phenomenon so that ants will no longer have a communication
into your house.
These two tips will help you control ants that are living
outside your house from invading in. For those that nest
inside your house, use the following measures.
Third, always ensure that you keep your floor, tables, and
kitchen work surfaces clean from crumbs, spills and other
dirt. Sweep or wipe even the smallest crumb because that
tiny crumb can attract a bunch of white ants. If your child
spills juice, make sure that it is quickly wiped with water
and a little bit of mild dish soap. Juice is sugary and it
an ant activator. Dish soap on the other hand is an enemy of
ants. Use it to clean spills.
Forth, if you keep food stuff on your kitchen counter such
as sugar, coffee, floor and what have you, make sure that
you keep them in tightly sealed containers. For dirty dishes
that you've used for dinner, make a point of cleaning them
before you head to bed. Ants like to come out in the dark
and when they find dirty utensils on the counter or on the
sink, you won't like it.
Lastly, you need to make sure that the bowls you use to feed
your pets and clean and also replaced every other time. When
left dirty, they attract pests like ants.
You can also use natural repellents to control white ants.
There are foods products like cinnamon, citrus, mint tea,
and lemon juice but make sure that it doesn't contain sugar.
You can also use plants such as lavender, rosemary, garlic,
clove, camphor, bee balm; atlas…the list is endless.