Ants, kitchens, and food
5. Fungus: ants have been known to grow their own fungus as a food source. So while they might not attack the mushrooms, they may decided that the mouldy fruit in the bowl or kids’ school bag is fair game.
The best thing you can do is to keep your kitchen tidy, keep open packets in sealed containers, and wipe up any spills.
Your pets will also appreciate you tidying up and tin or fresh food they’ve left so that the ants don’t bother them. Some owners will place pet bowls in a shallow tray of water to deter ants but allow pets to snack.
Ants, kitchens, and water
Ants really aren’t fussy eaters. In reality they are the ones that clean up what is left behind. Like us, different ants have different food preferences. Here are the main ones and what you can do for each.
Some of the things you can do is to fix leaking taps or pipes, rinse and drain cups after use, and tidy any spills.
Keeping ants out of your kitchen
The best prevention is to keep your kitchen clean and clear of any food and water that attract ants.
The next best prevention is to keep ants from entering your kitchen. This can be done by blocking up any gaps or holes and ensuring that you have a regular general pest spray to keep ants from entering your home. You can book your general pest spray online or you can call our team to book now.