Many Oklahomans are starting to tend to their garden this spring – despite large amounts of rainfall. While this may be great for many plants that are beginning to grow, it is also causing a steep increase in the number of ants looking for new areas to expand their colonies. Ants are returning to Oklahoma, and homeowners need to stay on the lookout to ensure they remain protected.
Ants are great a scavenging and can find their way inside of a structure through the smallest cracks. Not only does establishing indoor colonies protect these pests from the elements, but it also opens new opportunities for food and water. Most ants observed inside a home during the spring are looking for food to bring back to a nearby colony. That means, if they do find food sources, they will come back with friends.
Once an ant infestation is established inside an Oklahoma home, it can be incredibly hard to remove it without an experienced ant control professional. For this reason, it is essential to take necessary precautions to ensure your home remains protected and doesn’t provide extensive food options to these unwanted guests.
How Can You Get Rid of Spring Ants?
If spring ants have already invaded your home, it’s not too late to get started in removing them and taking precautions to keep them from coming back in the future. Fortunately, these tiny pests do not carry disease; otherwise, Oklahomans would be facing a much larger problem. If you are finding ants around your home, here are some of the steps you can take to start eliminating them:
- Start Spring Cleaning – While it is essential to keep your home clean year-round, many of us take a break from extreme cleaning during the winter months. Now that the weather has warmed up, it is crucial to deep clean your home, remove any boxes, clean dishes regularly, and sweep and mop your floors.
- Pick Up Outdoors – Before ants can come inside a home, they will need to have established nests outside. Many times, these nests can be found in woodpiles, unbagged leaves, or other vegetation. Treat these areas whenever possible to remove existing ant colonies from outside.
- Improve Food Storage – Anytime ants find a reliable source of food and water, they will create a trail to a nearby nest that other ants can use to find the same food. The result is a line of unwanted pests traveling across your kitchen countertops. Take the time to store food in air-tight containers and clean up residual spills.
- Call a Pro – If you have taken the precautions above and are still seeing ants around your home, it may be time to call a professional. If you’re ready to get serious about ant control for your home or place of business, give Emtec Pest Control a call. You can schedule your FREE, no-obligation inspection today online or by phone.
As ants return to Oklahoma, homeowners need to ensure they are doing as much as possible to keep them away from their property or inside of their home. It will be much easier to control existing populations present and limit the chances of an infestation reoccurring by dealing with an infestation early. For homeowners and business owners that experience ant problems, preventative pest control services from Emtec Pest Control can help. Contact us or call us at (918) 663-0613 to schedule your free inspection!
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.