Ants can be a problem anywhere in the home but we often find them in our kitchens. There are a few steps that can be taken to keep ants out of the kitchen. First, keep your kitchen tidy. Crumbs, juice spills, and food kept in non-air tight containers encourage ants to enter your home. Keeping your kitchen tidy will help to discourage ants from coming indoors. It is best to wipe down counters and sweep floors regularly. Ripe fruit should be kept in the refrigerator. It is also important to remove trash from your house often and make sure that the trashcan in your kitchen has a lid.
Once you have rid your kitchen of the food and water that attracts ants it is important to block the ways in which they enter your home. Ants usually enter homes through cracks around windows and doors, but will also come through holes for wires. Check these areas and make sure to use silicone caulk to seal the cracks and holes.