How to Keep Ants Out of Your Backyard


Ants thrive in warmer weather, which means if you haven’t started seeing them yet, you should be expecting to soon. So, if you’re wondering how to keep ants out of your backyard, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll provide all the means necessary to keep these pests out of your yard. But, if you’re looking for an ant exterminator for your residence or commercial space, 1st Stryke is the best pest control service Southern California offers.

Keep Ants Out of Your Backyard

Since ants tend to move slower and travel in large groups, they can be relatively easy to identify. You’ll know if ants are in your backyard because you’ll start noticing ant hills or trails. Unfortunately, if they’re in your backyard, it’s only a matter of time before they make their way indoors. That’s why it’s best to keep them at bay around all perimeters of your home.

Here are a few helpful tips to get rid of ants in your home before calling an exterminator.

Pour Boiling Water on Anthills

If you’re able to identify the anthills in your backyard, you can pour boiling water on them. Keep in mind that this approach might take a few attempts, as ants do their best to create habitats that will protect them from harsh elements.

Set Poison Traps

You can visit your local hardware store or shop online for ant poison traps. Place these around your gardens to stop ants from entering your home.

Sprinkle Spices Around Plants

Cinnamon and cayenne pepper are both believed to help repel ants. Remember that this will not eliminate an ant problem if you have one. 

Get Rid of Aphids

Ants harvest on honeydew, a byproduct of aphids and other sap-sucking pests. To help keep ants out of your garden, you must first tackle your aphid issue.

Call Us Today!

If you think that you might have an ant issue in your backyard, it is worth identifying the source and eliminating these pests before they enter your home with the help of 1st Stryke.

We have over 60 cumulative years of experience in the pest control industry and can solve any issue you may have. What makes us different from the competition is our personal touch. We are trained in all fields of pest control. When we come out to assess your home, we educate you on your current issues and focus on prevention for future possible pest-related needs.

Let the ant experts at 1st Stryke help you get rid of ants in or around your home. Give us a call today at (877) 787-9531 for your complimentary quote on pest control in your home.