We’re all familiar with the proverbial image of ants carrying away a picnic basket—and while it’s true that picnic fare is definitely very attractive to ants, the truth is these pests will gladly take anything edible.
That’s why summer is a peak time for ants, because many of us do a lot of outdoor entertaining during the warm weather, meaning we have lots of food left around outside (as well as in our kitchens). All of these make for tasty fare that an ant would love. Unfortunately, this is one type of guest you really don’t want at your summertime gatherings.
The good news is, ants don’t have to put a damper on your summer fun. There are many products that can effectively rid your home and property of these pests.
When looking for an ant killer, you want something that will kill the entire colony quickly. Bait products are great options, because the worker ants will then take the bait back to share with the queen and the rest of the colony. Another good option: products that have a “contact effect” in which ants share the insecticide with any others they come in contact.
By choosing your ant control products carefully and remaining diligent about maintaining your pest control efforts, you can enjoy the summer without fear of an ant invasion.