When ants come marching across your kitchen counter, it is important that you take action quickly to address the problem. Because ants are stubborn and difficult to get rid of on your own, professional help can be the answer to your ant woes. At Kilter Termite and Pest Control, we have the solutions you need to send ants packing. We have provided high-quality ant control services in Southern California since 1991. We proudly serve our neighbors Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County. We specialize in low-impact treatments to minimize the disruption to you and your family. Keep your home pest-free with Kilter Termite and Pest Control!
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Understanding what makes ants tick can be very helpful when you are facing an infestation. These tricky creatures can be difficult to get rid of on your own, but with a professional by your side, you will be able to enjoy an ant-free home in no time.
It is important to know what kind of ants can invade your home. Below, we have included a list of different types of ants that can be found across Southern California:
- Argentine ant
- Carpenter ant
- Harvester ant
- Little black ant
- Odorous house ant
Not every treatment is right for every type of ant. Some ants, like carpenter ants, have different food sources than other ants, which means that while your kitchen might be perfectly clean, you can still have an ant problem. With our team of experts, you will be able to identify what kind of ants you are dealing with and receive a solution that is customized to your particular situation.
We understand that ants are a nuisance at best, so we work hard to quickly and effectively get your ant infestation under control. When we come to your home, we first conduct a thorough inspection in order to track down the source of your infestation. After we have verified where the ants are coming from, we will be able to begin treating your home with non-invasive techniques that won’t interrupt your day-to-day life.
Scents That Can Repel Ants
Ants are fascinating insects that play significant roles in ecosystems, but they can become quite a nuisance when they invade homes and gardens. Certain scents are known to repel ants due to their sensitivity to smell and chemical cues. If you're looking for natural ways to keep ants at bay, consider these scents that ants tend to dislike:
- Peppermint: The strong and refreshing scent of peppermint oil is known to deter ants. Placing cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil along entry points can help keep them away.
- Citrus: Ants dislike the smell of citrus fruits like lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Using citrus-scented cleaners or placing citrus peels near ant-prone areas can be effective.
- Vinegar: The pungent odor of vinegar disrupts ants' scent trails, making them lose their way. A solution of vinegar and water can be sprayed on countertops and floors.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon has a strong aroma that ants avoid. Sprinkling ground cinnamon near ant access points can discourage their entry.
- Tea Tree Oil: This essential oil has potent antimicrobial properties and an aroma that ants find unappealing. Mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with water and spraying it around can create a barrier.
- Cucumber: Bitter compounds in cucumber peels repel ants. Placing cucumber slices near ant pathways might prevent them from advancing.
While these scents can help deter ants, it's important to note that results may vary based on the ant species and the severity of the infestation. For persistent problems, consulting with pest control professionals might be necessary. By using these natural repellent scents strategically, you can reduce the likelihood of ants invading your living spaces.
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When you need high-quality ant control in Southern California, call the experts at Kilter Termite and Pest Control today! We have all your pest control needs in one place. Our team is here to help you restore your home to its pest-free state. We offer free home inspections, so don’t wait to get started!
Give us a call at (866) 827-1727 or contact us online to schedule your ant control services with Kilter Termite and Pest Control!
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