In the United States, there are a number of ant species known, some of which are fire ants, carpenter ants, and argentine ants. All of the species of ants are dealt with in the same process of ant control in order to get rid of them, but except for one; the carpenter ants.
In order to find food and water, ants compose themselves into colonies and search for resources. Colonies have scouts to leave a trail of scent for them to follow on their way home.
Some species of ants establish subcolonies right next to the resources they have found and they will bring out queens to make new colonies that are independent.
One good way of pest control would be through sealing any entrance made by these ants to your home sweet home.
There are ways to make an ant unwilling to cross borders; there are several factors that would discourage ants to cross like sticky substances as Vaseline, cinnamon, boric acid, and chili powder. By blocking the entrance of their home and any trail of entrance with these substances, ants will not be able to gather resources.
Number 2 lists the elimination of these ants’ scent trail. Prevent the scout to report back to colony of a found resource. You can either kill the scouts or wipe out the trail.
Locate the resource that they have found and wipe back from the source up to the trail entrance with a sponge with soapy water. They will be back to search again for the resource but if you keep on erasing the trail, the ants will give up within a week of trying.
And last but not the least, the 3rd way would be the elimination of their food source. Scouts are sent to search for resources such as food and water. In due time, these scouts will locate every food in your home but will ignore some of it.
That does not mean that they will not eat it, it may not be of their interest now, but other colony in some other time might be interested in that food.
To disable them from locating and getting their resources, put your foods into containers that are tightly sealed and place them in a refrigerator.
Clean every inch of the floors, cabinets, tables, and drawers to remove stains and crumbs or any leftover food. Above all else keep all your counters and sinks dry so that ants will not have any source of water, and eventually discouraged.
If the food from your pet bowl is the source found by the ants, you can simply create a barrier around the bowl by placing the bowl into a pan with soapy water so that the ants will not be able to cross over.
If the given procedures still won’t work, then give any pest management service provider or pest service a ring. By doing so, your pest problems will be history.