Vergo’s top tips to prevent ant infestations

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Ants invading homes or businesses cause frustration and inconvenience; Vergo said it understands the challenges of dealing with ant infestations and has launched some top tips to prevent ant infestations.

Keep kitchen and dining areas clean
It’s no secret that ants are attracted to food sources, particularly spills and crumbs. To deter ants from entering your environment, it’s important to maintain a clean kitchen and dining area. Regularly wipe down surfaces, sweep the floors, and clean up spillages swiftly. Eliminating ants food sources makes your space less enticing to these tiny trespassers.

Seal food in airtight containers
With their exceptional sense of smell, ants have the ability to detect food sources effortlessly. Once discovered, they quickly communicate with their colony, resulting in a trail of ants transporting food back to their nest. To protect your kitchen, it is crucial to store all food items in airtight containers. This simple measure ensures that ants are unable to access your food and prevents any potential contamination.

Proper rubbish management
It is essential to maintain regular rubbish disposal and ensure that your bin is securely closed. Open bins filled with food waste act as an irresistible attractant for ants. By promptly removing rubbish and tightly sealing the bin, you effectively eliminate a potential food source, significantly reducing the chances of ants invading your space.

Maintain good landscaping
Trim any trees or bushes that come into contact with your home or business. Ants often use these natural pathways to gain access indoors. Keeping vegetation away from your building creates a barrier that hinders their entry and discourages their presence.

Seal entry points
Inspect your property for cracks, holes, or gaps in the exterior walls, windows, and doors. Ants can exploit even the tiniest openings to enter your space. Seal these entry points to prevent their infiltration and create a secure environment.

Despite our best efforts, ants sometimes find a way into our homes or businesses. In such cases, it’s advisable to seek help from the professionals.

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