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How to prevent ants

If you are worried that you might be at risk from an ant infestation, you can put in place some proactive ant deterrent measures. The list below will help you minimise the risk of ant infestation in your home or business premises.

Most ants come into your kitchen to look for food. They are attracted to anything that is sweet and sticky, which is why you will normally find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept. To keep ants away, you must remember to:

  • Clear up - food and liquid spillages immediately.

  • Sweep up - any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.

  • Store your food - in airtight containers wherever possible.

  • If you have a pet - clear away any food that isn’t eaten straight away.

  • Block off - the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.

  • In the garden - keep your compost enclosed and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.

  • Cover all food - you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.

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Practical advice on how to get rid of ants