Do you have ants in your home? Be assured, you are not the only one. Ants are more persistent and prevalent than most other pests. They are, however, not the most damaging pests you run in to, but this might be a slim comfort if you constantly have to kill ants that have made it into your home. In fact, they might do damage to the structure of your home by chewing on the wood. There are even some breeds of ants out there that can chew through electrical wire, causing a fire hazard.

To keep ants away from your home, you need to have a multi-pronged approach.

You should make sure that there is nothing in your home that might attract ants. They are especially interested in anything that is sweet, so keep sugar, honey, soda and candy sealed away, and clean up any sugary spills before the ants find them.

Placing traps with ant bait can be an effective protection, as well, and if you find a path of ants leading to your home, you might want to back track along the path to find out where they are coming from, and possibly exterminate them at the source.