Ants are annoying pests that can invade your home or business in South Dakota. They are usually in search of sugary food, and even a crumb or a spill could attract an entire group. If you have an ant problem, you should locate what could be attracting them and clean it up. You'll also want to get rid of any existing ants using a mixture of water and vinegar, which will eliminate them and repel anymore with a scent they don't like. While all of these methods will help, nothing is more effective than scheduling a professional perimeter pest control service. Once you do, pros will apply highly effective treatments around the exterior perimeter of your building's foundation to create a barrier that pests can't penetrate. Continue reading to learn more about what you should do if ants are invading your home or business!

Find what's attracting the ants and clean it up!

Ants found food in a home and have enveloped it near Sioux City, IA and nearby areas.

If there are ants inside your home or business, something is likely attracting them. They are most likely searching for food, especially the sugary kind, and even a crumb could be enough to attract them. So, you'll want to look for anything that could potentially be a food source and clean it up. This includes spilled food and drinks, dirty dishes, and crumbs.

You'll want to also put any accessible food into a sealed container, as ants can get into even the smallest openings in food bags and boxes. That way, you can prevent them from catching the scent and make it nearly impossible for them to reach, thus further limiting available food sources.

You should take out your trash every night, as garbage and food waste could attract ants!

Get rid of any existing ants by wiping them up with a mixture of water and vinegar.

A colony of ants are scowering a kitchen sink after finding food there in Sioux Falls, SD.

When an ant finds food, it alerts the other ants in its colony. So, getting rid of any existing ants is another proactive strategy for tackling an ant infestation in your home or business. If you see a trail of ants, you can wipe them up with a paper towel using a mixture of water and vinegar. This will not only kill the ants, but the scent of the vinegar will remain, which ants dislike. The vinegar will turn any lingering ants away from the area, so this should at least limit the number of ants you will find inside your property. You can even spray the vinegar mixture around doorways and windowsills to keep ants from entering.

Schedule a perimeter pest control service to prevent ants from entering your home or business.

Perimeter pest control solution being sprayed along a wall of a home near Sioux Falls, SD and other nearby areas.

Scheduling a perimeter pest control service is the best way to prevent ants from becoming a problem in the first place. When you schedule this type of service, pros will apply highly effective treatments to the exterior foundation of your home or business to create a barrier that the ants cannot penetrate. This will prevent ants and other pesky critters from invading your inside space.

Call us today to schedule our perimeter pest control service and keep ants outside where they belong!

At Sharp Lawn Care, we understand the frustration of finding ants and other pests inside your home or business. Fortunately, we offer a perimeter pest control service to keep them outside where they belong! We will spray the foundation of your building with our pest control treatments to stop ants from invading your inside space, then come back several times after the initial service to re-treat for consistent, overlapping protection.

We offer our perimeter pest control service to residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux City, IA, and the surrounding South Dakota areas, such as Tea and Harrisburg. If your property is in the Sioux Falls, SD area, call us at (605) 251-6880 to schedule this service. If you are in the Sioux City, IA area, you can reach us at (712) 253-8024 to get started!