Whether they are invading your inside or outside space, an ant control problem is not something you should have to live with. Here are some tips on how to control ants in your home.

Call pest control

If you have been living with ants for years and no prevention strategies seem to work, give up the fight and call in the experts.

Hide your food

If your kitchen is constantly covered in crumbs then of course you are going to have an ant problem. Ants are attracted to food, so ensuring all your containers are airtight and there are no crumbs on your counters is the first step towards controlling ants.


Vinegar and water

A solution of vinegar and water is a quick fix, but might not necessarily be a lasting solution. Dot a few splashes of this solution along the ant trail, and if you are lucky the ants will eat it and hopefully disappear. Another natural ant deterrent is mint oil.

ants_on_bottleLocate the queen

The easiest way to stop ants in their tracks is to kill the queen ant. Unfortunately, this is not always as easy as it sounds. In order to locate the queen you will need to follow the trail of ants – which will usually go outside the house – until you find the queen. Either spray her nest to kill her or relocate her.

Domestic and commercial pest control services

call-us-nowIf you have tried to eliminate the presence of ants in your home but they always manage to come crawling back, it might be time to call in the professionals. Jim’s Pest Control provides commercial and domestic pest control services throughout Australia. Call 131 546 or enquire online for a free quote.