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How to Find Ants in Your House

By DoMyOwn staff

Easily one of the most annoying pests to have invade your home are ants! The first step in kicking them out is to know where to find them. In this video we will show you the basic places to check to get rid of and control your ant problem, just like the pros!

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The first step in effective ant control is to locate the nesting area or entrance point of ants into your structure.  A good place to start your inspection is in the kitchen and bathroom.  Most ant species prefer moist areas to nest and hide eggs, so kitchens and bathrooms are typically the first areas to be infested.  Use your flashlight to look for ants behind or under refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, sinks, and cabinets.  Ants may also be found in or around floor drains, inside the motor areas of refrigerators and microwaves, behind wall paper, and in cracks and crevices in cabinets and around walls.  If you are only finding a couple of ants here and there, try the following honey and peanut butter test to help attract the ants to one spot: first, place a jar lid or saucer near the area where you have noticed some ant activity. Second, place a half teaspoon of honey on one end of the lid and a half teaspoon of peanut butter on the other end.  Third, leave the honey and peanut butter in place until the ants form a trail.  The test not only allows you to determine where the ants are coming from, but which type of bait would work best in your ant treatment program.  For example, if the ants went primarily after the peanut butter, a protein based bait will work best. If they went after the honey, you will be better off using a sweet feeding bait.  

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