How do you get rid of tiny ants?


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To get rid of tiny ants in your home, eliminate food and water sources, close all access points to your home and use pesticide baits. Ants most frequently infest kitchens, so it is crucial to keep a kitchen as clean as possible to avoid infestation.

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  1. Eliminate food sources

    Wipe down all kitchen counter tops, and clean the kitchen and dining room floors regularly to pick up food crumbs and debris that attract tiny ants. Keep fruit in the refrigerator, and ensure that all jars and food containers left out are tightly sealed and wiped clean. Keep the lid on your garbage closed and tightly secured.

  2. Eliminate water sources

    Repair any leaking pipes, and check under your sinks for excess moisture. Use a dehumidifier if your home is especially damp, as ants are attracted to moisture and standing water.

  3. Eliminate access points

    Check the outside of your home for access points that the ants may be using to enter. Seal off any cracks and crevices using silicone caulk. Trim down any bushes or trees near your home's exterior.

  4. Use pesticide baits

    Place pesticide baits inside walls, in enclosed crawlspaces or under heavy appliances in areas of your home that you notice ants. Never place baits in open areas that can be reached by children and pets or near food that can become contaminated.

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