Flies may rule above, holding the title “Arguably the Most Annoying Air-Insect in the World.” For one thing, there’s practically an infinite number of flies that are existent around the globe. Insects surround us throughout our normal daily lives, both in mid-air and the ground. Respectively, there must be a ruler from below. Based on the population of this particular insect seemingly matching that of a fly’s, the ant takes the throne for ruling the ground. You recall those ant holes in your front or backyard, don’t you? Fortunately, ants are relatively easy to deal with.
Liquid ant bait requires minimal patience. While it doesn’t fulfills its purpose as fast as you may want it to, it’s designed to kill both the ant that takes the liquid bait and the colony. The way it works is an ant collects some of the liquid bait, returns to its colony, and shares with fellow ants. Liquid ant bait is technically time-released. It gives the ant enough time to return to its home and split the finding. One thing is certan; the source (colony) will be killed off.
Ants have a handful of entrances that lead to the inside of your home. They can enter through even a slight crack in the wall. Caulking an opening in the wall of any room will help keep ants out from invading your home. If it’s in your price range, then silicone caulk will be your prime choice. It doesn’t discolor and sticks exceptionally well. Regular caulk would work as well.
Besides being detected on the ground, ants can also be found climbing up and down trees. They can also be seen on leaves. Ants can actually use trees as a means of entering your home, if the trees are close enough. Remove this mode of transportation from them by cutting a portion of whichever branches are touching your home.
In addition to these tips on dealing with ants, take the same precautions as you would with flies:
- Be sure to cover food fully at all times
- Clean up thoroughly after eating
- Take out the garbage regularly