Designed to honor the troops, Memorial Day is a great time for family and friends to get together, to cook food and to enjoy the nice weather. Many people, though, face unwelcome guests at their cookout that can cause harm and disrupt the festivities, and unless you take steps to prevent it, ants won't take long to spot your cookout and to invite themselves to join you. If you are worried about this situation, keeping ants away does not need to be difficult, but you will need to learn what attracts them and the things that you can do to discourage them. With the right plan at the front of your mind, ants won't stand a chance this Memorial Day.
The Quest for Food
Because ants have large colonies, they require a consistent supply of nutrients to survive and thrive. In the quest for a fresh meal, scouts venture out into the world so that they can find valuable resources. When a scout locates your cookout, it will create a trail back to its colony to alert others to the prize. Once they have a trail to follow, ants will quickly come to your cookout and steal your food and candy. Although most people ignore a single ant, more of them will soon follow unless you are proactive.
Stopping the Invasion
When your mission is to stop an ant invasion before it starts, cleaning up spills right away is a smart move. When you drop food or spill a sugary drink, any ants that detect the mess will quickly notify the colony. On the other hand, keeping your cookout area clean will work wonders when it comes to avoiding ants. Also, ants are not a fan of cinnamon, and the spice will help disrupt the trail that ants like to leave behind. Before your cookout, sprinkle some on the ground and all of the legs of your tables and chairs.
Kline Pest Control
You might be able to do a lot of things to keep ants from taking over your cookout, but you can only go so far without the training and experience of a professional. If you are serious about preventing ants from joining your Memorial Day cookout, then contact Kline Pest Control. We are a team of experts and are passionate about what we do. Without wasting any time, we will do what it takes to safeguard your cookout so that you won't need to worry about this problem anymore.