If you do not keep your kitchen cupboards clean or if you do not wipe your kitchen counter-tops in a proper manner, you can be certain that ants will invade these spots. Remember, when ants come, they come in hundreds because they are social insects.
Whenever you see hundreds of ants in a park or a playground, you may enjoy the sight. But if you see a number of ants at your home, the sight may irritate you. You may be afraid that they will contaminate your food.
In fact, ants come in search of their foods. So, when you keep your kitchen counter-tops unclean, spill food items or eat in the places of your home where you are not supposed to sit and eat, you are giving ample scope for these tiny creatures to invade your house. Likewise, if you forget to keep things neat and tidy, you are likely to face the problem. For example, you have to get your carpet cleaned periodically. Otherwise, ants may come looking for their foods. In fact, ant control in Singapore may become difficult if your house is not clean.
But at the same time, if you ask if you can adopt methods that are not eco-friendly, the answer is an emphatic ‘no.’ There are a few reasons for this. Let us have a look.
1. Plants and pets cannot cope with heavy chemicals and if you use such chemicals for getting rid of ants, you will unintentionally kill the plants in your garden and cause harm to your pets.
2. You have preventive measures to stop ants from invading your home, the main among them is you should keep your home clean. You should especially bestow special attention on your kitchen because it is where you prepare food. You may store groceries also in the kitchen cupboards. If you spill grocery items when you unpack them or spill food crumbs while serving, ants that are on the look-out for their food will start invading the kitchen. You should therefore clean the place where you have unpacked the groceries, wipe the kitchen counter-tops clean with a damp cloth and ensure to remove all the food spills.
Similarly, you must stop the habit of eating in other places other than your dining table. This will save you from avoidable headaches.
3. Even if you seek the help of professional companies, you can request them to use eco-friendly methods for ant control in Singapore. The main point is when such methods that are effective are available, there is no necessity for using non-eco-friendly ways.