How To Prevent Ants From Getting Into Your Tampa Home This Summer

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Ants are a fact of life in Tampa. They are everywhere. You find them at the park, in your backyard, crawling on discarded food, and even in sidewalk cracks. Even if ants are everywhere in Tampa, you don’t have to accept them sneaking into your home. 

At EcoTech Pest Control Services, we have over a decade of experience in Tampa pest control. Our highly-trained technicians take pride in providing high-quality pest control with a focus on professionalism, customer service, and attention to detail. 

To learn more about our ant control plans and what we can do to help keep your Tampa home ant-free, call us today.

How Do Ants Get Into Tampa Homes? 

Ants are tiny, and their size allows them to sneak into your home in many different ways. Here are some of the ways ants sneak into your Tampa home:

  • Through cracks and gaps in walls, floors, and foundations
  • Through open doors and windows
  • Along utility lines and pipes
  • Using vegetation that touches your home
  • On infested items that you bring inside, like firewood or potted plants

It can be easy to overlook small spaces or tiny gaps that ants in Tampa can use as entry points. A professional pest inspection from EcoTech Pest Control Services can identify how ants are getting in so you can make changes to keep them out. 

What Attracts Ants?

Like many pests, ants invade homes in Tampa due to several factors. One major factor that attracts ants is food. Any exposed or improperly stored food can lure ants inside, especially sweet, greasy, and protein-rich foods. Additionally, ants are attracted to moisture sources, such as leaky pipes, standing water, or damp areas, which provide them with the necessary hydration. Crumbs, spills, and unclean surfaces also invite ants since they are always searching for food remnants.

How To Prevent Ants From Getting Into Your Tampa Home

The good news about ants is that most species aren’t dangerous. They are nuisance pests, and most are harmless. 

While most ant species aren’t dangerous, you still don’t want them hanging around your home and crawling all over your food. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent ants. Here are a few ant prevention tips for your Tampa home:

  • Seal cracks and crevices around the exterior of your house.
  • Eliminate areas of excess moisture
  • Keep your home clean by vacuuming and sweeping regularly.
  • Clean up crumbs and spills immediately.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Take your trash out frequently.
  • Don’t leave pet food out overnight.

The best way to prevent ants is to work with us for comprehensive home pest control, including ant control and prevention. Our home pest control plans keep your home pest-free year-round, so you can enjoy your life in Tampa without worrying about ants crawling everywhere. 

What To Do If You’re Already Seeing Ants Around The House

If ants are crawling around your home, you want to eliminate them quickly. While using the DIY ant control tools you can find at a local store may be tempting, the best option is to contact us for professional ant control. As part of a comprehensive home pest control plan, we will eliminate any active infestations around your property, including ants. We won’t just treat the ants you can see; we will work quickly to get to the root of the infestation in your home, keeping you and your family ant-free in Tampa. 

Don’t let ants crawl into your home. Call us today for professional ant control you can count on to prevent and eliminate ants in Tampa.