Ants are small pests that can get into anywhere because of their small size, and they can travel easily and quickly. These pests can infest every room of your home if they find what they are looking for in order for their colony to survive. Ants can be a nuisance of a pest, although there are some that can be more of a nuisance. Ants such as carpenter ants can chew on the moisture-damaged wood in your home and cause even more damage to your house. Red ants can bite and leave you with itchy bite marks all over your body. If you have a problem with ants, no matter what type you have, you need to get rid of them. Read on for some helpful information to get rid of them if you have them in your crawl space.
Spray The Crawl Space With A Pesticide
Spray the entire area with a pesticide to get rid of the pests that you have. Spray the walls of the crawl space and up into the ceiling of the crawl space as well. Spray the pesticide thoroughly on the floor of the crawl space, even if it's a dirt floor. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the pesticide to be sure it can be used on the type of ant you are dealing with.
Remove Food Sources
If there is any type of food source in your crawl space, you need to get rid of it. If you store pet food in your crawl space or you use it to store other types of food, you need to be sure the food is stored in an air-tight container to prevent the ants from getting inside the container or remove it entirely from your home.
Clear Out Exterior Attractants
These pests may be coming in from the outside and are being lured into your home. Clear out exterior attractants such as mulch that you have all around the foundation of your home. You should also remove any landscaping that is planted too closely to your home and remove brush piles that may be too close to your home.
If you have ants in your crawl space, there are things you can do to remove them. Use the information above to help guide you, and hire a professional pest control company as well.
Contact a professional to learn more about ant pest control.