What Foods Attract Ants The Most?

How You Can Protect Your Food from Ants


What Foods Attract Ants The Most?

Ants are notorious for their ability to find food and lead other members of their colony right into your home. Learn what foods attract ants the most and how you can keep them away.

What Foods Attract Ants The Most?

Ants are not picky eaters! They are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. In the wild, they will eat insects, spiders, worms, ticks, leaves, grasses, and fungus. When they come into your home for a snack, nothing is safe:

  • Sugar in any form
  • Pet food
  • Meat
  • Grease
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Carbohydrates
  • Baking ingredients
  • Basically, anything you would consume!

How You Can Protect Your Food from Ants

Ants might love the snacks in your home, but that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to have an ant invasion. Use these tips to protect your food from ants:

  • Store food in air-tight containers. Once an ant finds its way inside, it can discover your messy pantry and help itself right to a snack left out of the box. Be sure to tightly close all containers, and consider storing backing ingredients in air-tight containers rather than bags.
  • Clean often. There’s a good chance the ants first found a crumb trail inside. Be sure to clean regularly by sweeping and vacuuming. Clean out your vacuum canister frequently to prevent ants from finding that gold mine of food.
  • Monitor the pet food. If your pet is a messy eater, she can leave crumbs out to attract ants. Be sure to clean up frequently after your pet, and don’t leave a bowl out that’s half-filled with food. Also, be sure to store the food in an air-tight container.

Ants Are No Match for Green Pest Solutions.

Your pest professionals at Green Pest Solutions understand the frustration of having ants invade your home. Whether you have pavement ants, carpenter ants, or any other kind of ant, our experienced technicians have the know-how necessary to identify and control your ant problem. Call us today at 877-636-9469 for a free estimate.

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