Given that most ants come into a property for the expressed reason of seeking food, a good initial preventative measure is to keep on top of your food scraps. By giving ants less incentive to invade your premises, they’ll be less likely to enter. For businesses, this can be difficult depending on the nature of your actual business.
For example, if you run a restaurant/cafe/delicatessen, food and food scraps are going to be a natural part of your business. The best you can do here is dispose of your scraps properly into bins, while remembering to empty them on a frequent basis and also clean them frequently as well.
Another good approach is to remove the number of entry points for ants. In particular identify very small gaps and cracks. They could be using that other pests may not be able to breach. Also remember that ants aren’t afraid to try different routes to get in if others cut off. Follow the trail of the ants to see what entry points they could be using.
If you happen across their nest, you can decide whether or not to try and kill them. But remember that ant nests can be fairly complicated and spraying bug spray won’t necessarily stop them.
Another measure – a more popular option for homes – is to use outdoor surface spray. If you can’t afford to close up cracks and gaps, protect them by spraying a layer of surface. Make sure you do not use an outdoor surface spray inside. As the potency can pose health concerns for your, others and pets.
Surface spray should be seen as an option to use if controlling food scraps and closing up entry points don’t work. Just remember that surface spray doesn’t deter pests, it is designed to kill them upon contact with the spray’s toxins.
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