Having visitors in your home is usually a pleasant experience, but there are some that you would rather not come calling – bugs. While there are many different types of bugs that bother homeowners, and some that are more damaging than others, ants are one type of intruder that most of us have dealt with at one point or another. Ants are generally not going to damage your home, but if you do get a serious ant infection, you know how frustrating it can be to find ants everywhere you turn.
So what can you do to keep this particular guest at bay? A little prevention goes a long way. Ants are attracted to sweet things, so if you want to avoid giving them an invitation, make sure to clean up spills of sweet beverages, honey and anything else that contains sugar or honey as soon as possible. You should also keep lids on jars containing sweets. If keeping sweets out of reach isn’t enough, it is very effective to find the path where the ants travel to your home and placing a trap with ant bait near their path.