For many homeowners across America, their yard is their favorite place to be. Our yards are our little corner of nature where we can enjoy the fresh air, soft grass, and an endless number of memories. If you like gardening, your yard can be a haven for you. If you have a pool, joyous laughter and splashing is probably a big part of your summer. And if you like cooking or eating out, your back yard is surely a place you enjoy doing this. But what about when pesky ants try to join the party? If you would like all of the amenities of having an enjoyable yard this summer, minus the pesky ants, we would like to help.
Factors That Lead To Ant Infestations
Whether you have ants crawling through your home itself, or in your yard causing trouble, they are there for a reason. Most likely this reason is available sources of food and water. Sometimes you are the one who provides them with this, other times your property does it for you. It all depends on a few factors.
For one, do you have any fruit trees or berry bushes in or around your yard? If so, ants are probably around to munch on the ripe fruits and berries these trees and bushes are likely to drop.
The other way ants are drawn onto your property is by the food and drinks you are leaving behind for them. Let’s talk about these left-behind ant attractants a little more and talk about some simple steps you can take to reduce them on your property.
Prevention Steps To Help Keep Ants Off Your Lawn
To keep ants out of your yard and away from your home, you need to reduce factors that attract them in in the first place. To do this, follow these helpful steps that are sure to leave ants wondering where all of their snacks and refreshments went.
- Pick up those fruits and berries we talked about earlier when they fall from their trees/bushes.
- Be careful not to leave food or beverages behind after hosting an outdoor gathering or cookout.
- If you feed your pets outside, be sure to pick up their food and water bowls after they are done.
- Make sure your gutters are in good working order and properly channeling water out and away from your home's foundation.
- Invest in a professional ant treatment plan to ensure your property has the best chance possible to stay ant-free this summer.
Why Call Kanga For Your Professional Ant Treatments
If you would rather not go through all of the above DIY steps to get your yard ready for ants, and you would like to have a solution that trumps DIY every time, we have the solution here at Kanga Pest Control. Our ant treatments are designed to target areas of ant activity and set up a lasting defense to keep these pesky annoyances at bay all summer long. If you are interested in this for your home and yard, contact Kanga today and let us give you and your home the protection against ants you deserve.