Structural Repair to Stop Ants


Disclaimer on Stopping Ant Entry

Eliminating the entry of ants to your home or business seems like a hopeless task, but it is not, if only you understand going into the project that sealing alone may not stop 100% of ant activity. These fellows are small and persistent. Nevertheless, having a properly sealed home has many advantages to consider and this is just one.

Recommended Structural Inspection to Stop Ant Entry

  • Inspect all doors and windows for cracking and separation.

  • Inspect the rubber seal at the base of your garage

  • Inspect for trees overhanging the house, sometimes laying on and poking into the roof and attic areas.

  • Inspect for vines that grow up and into the structure, pushing out and cracking open screens, vents, roofline.

  • Inspect for window frames that are bent and no longer provide a proper seal.

  • Inspect for dried and cracking caulking around windows and in the bathroom.

  • Inspect for exterior walls for separation, warping.

  • Inspect for larger pests, insects, rodents, birds around and hidden, uninhabited areas of the house. Ants are constantly seeking food. If you let these pests get into your house, ants will follow in pursuit of a meal.

Prioritize and Repair to Stop Ant Entry

Start with items that are within your budget and provide the most return for your investment of time and money. Landscape adjustments seem the least costly, that is, cutting back trees and vines that push up against the house, damage the house and allow ants to flow inside. Caulking around windows is another cheap repair that can go a long way to stopping ant access. Old homes need lots of repairs and can take a chunk out of your budget, but you signed up for that when you purchased an older home. So decide what it is that is damaging the structure. Sometimes it is just age and settlement. Other times, it is runny water or downward flow of water that collects around the foundation. Address those issues that will cause repeated problems even if you fixed the damaged item. Fix damaged screens. It won’t keep ants out, but it will keep other pests out that can die in your house and attract scavengers, such as ants. Seriously consider newer double window options that provide not only an excellent seal against insect entry but also cut your heating and air conditioning bills. Resealing the base of your garage door will help, but not stop garage entry, but it will at the same time help keep larger pests out.

Summary of Structural Repair to Stop Ant Invasions

The list of structural repairs may seem a daunting task, but there is no time better to start than now to eliminate the entry of ants. In the pest control profession, we tell our customers “Pay me now or pay me later,” meaning that one way or the other, the bill is there, only the longer the delay the greater the costs. So start today to keep your property in order and the ants away. Got Ants? Call today at 1-800-986-1006 for help with an ant infestation. You’re also welcome to complete the form below and a caring Hearts Pest Management representative will contact you shortly.
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