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Protecting your home from Ants

Ants can become a major nuisance for homeowners. They can be very difficult to eliminate and usually invade homes in large numbers. DIY ant control can be dangerous if not used or placed properly and it only works to get rid of the ants you see. It does nothing to treat the route of the problem, the nesting sites.

Foraging ants can travel up to 200m from their nests to fine food. Once ants find a reliable food source they return until the food runs out or they are stopped. They are attracted to meats, starches and sweets basically anything that people eat.

There are some things you can do around the house to help remove the temptation from ants such as sweep or wipe up any food spillages or crumbs immediately, store food in airtight containers, keep lids on all rubbish bins and trim all tree branches and shrubs away from the house walls.