Sugar, salt, and water are some of the most common attractants
for ants and other pests. If you have an ant infestation from any of the following household products,
then call for professional pest control soon.
Sugar is one of the most common attractants for ants and other pests. Whether
the sugar is found in a box, bag, or part of a sweet treat, it will almost
certainly attract pests, if it is not stored correctly. Ants are attracted
to sugar because it contains carbohydrates, which are necessary to ants’
livelihood. If you regularly keep sugary sweets or a sugar bowl out on
the counter, and they are not properly sealed, then you could risk an
ant infestation showing up in your kitchen.
Salt is another essential element to humans’ and animals’
bodily functions. Ants with low access to salt in their daily lives may
be attracted to the salt in your house. It is essential to keep your salt
in a sealed container, and consider using a sealable salt shaker.
Every animal, including ants, needs regular access to water because it
is a building block of life and daily functions. If you have a leaky faucet,
standing water, or another source of regular water in your house, then
you may attract ants. The need for water is one of the main reasons you
are likelier to see ants in your kitchen or bathroom than anywhere else
in the house.
Using toothpaste as an attractant may seem silly, but there are certain
properties of toothpaste that could be attracting ants to your house.
Toothpastes monitored by the American Dental Association should not have
sugars in them, but they do contain sweetener additives and flavoring.
These could potentially attract ants into a bathroom, if your toothpaste
is not sealed correctly.
If you have ants in your house, then call
Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629 to schedule home pest control in Orange County and San
Diego. Our pest control company has 10 years of experience performing
various pest control services like ant control and fumigation services.