Ants are wise and industrious creatures. They earnestly work during summer to store enough food for the colder season. The longer, hotter, and drier the weather, the more ants are motivated to scurry into your house to gather food.

Cleaning up your kitchen after meal and using ant traps, bait, and gel can help you deal with these pesky summer critters.


Experts from the National Pest Management Association encourage homeowners to take proactive steps to get rid of ants. They also recommend the following tips:

-Wipe up crumbs and spills immediately

-Keep food in sealed containers and dispose of garbage regularly

-Keep pet food and water dishes clean and remove any spilled food

-Seal any cracks and holes on the outside of the home with silicone caulk

-Repair holes or gaps in window and door screens

-Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows

-Keep tree branches and other shrubbery well-trimmed and away from the house

-If you see signs of an ant infestation in the home, contact a licensed pest professional promptly.

Ants, particularly the species that bite, are pesky critters that love to appear in homes during the hot season. Parsons Pest Control has products that can help you get rid of ants.