How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

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Every principal and aspect of How To Get Rid of Ants in The Kitchen is pretty much the same as what you do for getting rid of ants in the house. Duh! The kitchen is part of the house. So why are we including a completely separate post specifically for the kitchen? Because the kitchen is generally where all the food is kept. Food is what the ants are attracted to and are trying to get.

This is why it is especially important to keep your kitchen clean. Wipe up any spills, crumbs or other food messes as soon as possible. Never put it off, because you might forget about it, thus leaving a healthy (un-poisoned) bait pile for the ants. This is just common sense. If you are somebody who always keeps their kitchen clean anyway, you likely don’t have much of an ant problem.

Ants in the Kitchen

If you do keep your kitchen (and house) clean and you are still on the internet searching for how to get rid of ants, well, maybe you do have a bit of an ant problem. Even if you think you keep your kitchen spotless, it is very easy to overlook a few places that might hold food particles or liquid spills that ants are attracted to. After you’ve eliminated the ant population from your kitchen (or house) it is very important that you do a thorough cleaning in your kitchen. First use a vacuum and/or broom to pick up any loose particles.

Next, use your favorite cleaning product, preferably one that kills germs, cleans, and gives off an odor that ants do not like. Make sure you clean every crack and crevice that you wouldn’t normally even think about cleaning. This includes pulling out appliances (stove, refrigerator, etc.) to clean under and behind. Empty out your food cupboards and drawers and give them a thorough cleaning. Make sure no loose food particles are left behind. Make sure all food from here on out is stored in sealed containers.

When choosing an ant killing method for getting rid of ants in the kitchen, remember that this is where you store and prepare food. You probably don’t want to use some sort of liquid spray product that could contaminate your food.

The best type of ant killing method to use in a kitchen would be some sort of trap that contains bait. You could purchase an ant bait trap like these Combat Source ant bait stations from Amazon. Or you could easily create your own homemade borax ant killer traps. The ants will find their way to the trap by its scent, take the bait back to their nest and kill off the whole nest. Easy as that.  I hope this was helpful in your quest to find the best advice for how to get rid of ants in the kitchen.

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