Although ants are an irritant when they come in to the home the most common species, the Pavement Ant, is not thought to carry disease. However, as it is impossible to know where the ants were last foraging for food, it is sensible to take steps to prevent ants entering your home and food cupboards.
Ants are attracted to food and other things inside your home. They navigate by leaving scent trails, so just one ant acting as a scout can lead hundreds more into your home and around your kitchen. That’s why it’s important to keep the kitchen clean and avoid ant infestations all together.
Worried about ants in the kitchen? The majority of Pavement or Carpenter Ants will only come in to your home to forage for food and are attracted by sweet and sticky substances.
Follow these steps to prevent ant problems: