The mantra “prevention is better than cure” is commonly used in medical circles, but it can also be used in many other areas of life such as pest control. In the case of ants, making sure that they do not invade your home at all will many times be easier than having to go through the process of eradicating them. You could do this whether you have never had an ant infestation, or if you have just eradicated one and want to make sure that you never have to do it again.

If you have just eradicated ants from your home, being thorough is the key to making sure that they do not invade it again. Using trustworthy products such as EcoRaider® as well as clearing all traces of the ants including their nest will make sure that not a single ant is spared. If not, they could replicate within your house, and cause the same problem all over again.

Being hygienic can also be an effective way of preventing invasion. Remember that ants come into homes primarily to look for food sources. Keeping your food in airtight containers, making sure that your trash can has a tight lid and clearing food crumbs from surfaces as soon as possible will cut of this food supply.  You may also use caulk to seal all possible entry points for the ants.

There are other numerous prevention methods with varying degrees of effectiveness out there. These include sprinkling black pepper on your countertops and floor, leaving coffee grounds where the ants are most likely to enter the house from.