Tips For Yakima Residents To Keep Their Kitchens Ant-Free

September 13, 2019


As summer comes to an end, we can celebrate the end of ant season - or can we?  Unfortunately, ants can stay active in Yakima through late summer and into early fall. At this time, they are particularly prone to coming indoors and invading your Washington home. It’s a good idea to take precautions to protect your home and seal it off from ants during this active season. If your ant problem is, or becomes, out of control, it’s time to call Prosite Pest Control to help you.

a colony of fire ants crawlong up and around a vibrant green blade of grass on a yakima property

Ant Season in Washington     

The season for ants can be deceptive. We tend to think of them as summer pests who ruin our picnics and invade our yards, leaving behind annoying ant hills. The reality is, as summer winds down, many ants are still active, seeking food and shelter for the winter ahead. Your Yakama home may be the perfect place for them to take up residence for the colder months. Ants can stay active year-round if they’ve found a warm place with a good food source, like your kitchen!

How to Protect Your Home  

There are several things you can do to try to protect your home from ants this fall. 
 
Give these tips a try:

  • Clean up spills and sticky food messes right away.
  • Take the trash out frequently.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Install door sweeps.
  • Use caulk to seal around windows, doors, utility wires, vents, and other openings.
  • Consider pest insulation.
  • Repair crumbling or damaged foundations.
  • Repair broken or missing screens.
  • Contact a professional pest control company.

Contacting the Professionals

 If ants have invaded your yard or gotten into your home, it’s time to call us at Prosite Pest Control. We offer year-round protection plans to help you safeguard against many common home invaders. We can help you choose the SiteCare plan that is right for your home and pest situation. 
 
No matter which kind of ant is invading your yard or home, you’ll want to have them taken care of. Ants can transmit pathogens, attract other pests, and cause damage to your Yakima home. Call us to discuss your options for ant control!




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