The presence of bugs is one of the lesser qualities of springtime, but in most places it is unavoidable. Seeing a spider or a line of ants outside near landscaping is hardly a cause for concern. After all, bugs belong outside. So, why are you seeing them inside your seemingly clean apartment? Let’s talk about how you can prevent ants and other bugs from coming into your beautiful St. Mary’s County apartment.
Ants in the Kitchen?
One of the most common and frustrating signs that spring has sprung is the presence of ants in the kitchen. Ants hibernate throughout the winter, surviving on a supply of stored fat. When the weather warms up, ants begin to emerge from their nests to seek food and water. Due to their tiny size, they are fairly capable of getting into any home or apartment through various entry points if they sense that a food source (even as miniscule as a crumb) is nearby.
How to Deter Apartment Bugs
Do your best to identify and seal or cover any entryway gaps or cracks you notice. Do not expect this step alone to fix a pesky pest problem. Spraying the entry point with a strong odored cleaner can deter many bugs. Ants, specifically, do not like citrus juices or chalk – so consider outlining the entry point with chalk and splashing a few drops of lemon juice nearby.
The best way to keep ants or any type of bug from entering your apartment is to keep it as clean as possible at ALL times. Consider the followings tips:
- Avoid keeping windows and doors opened for extended periods of time
- Sweep and vacuum often to remove crumbs from flooring
- Remove any fruit and other loose food from your countertops and pantries
- Clean surfaces with a strong odored citrus cleaner
- Empty trash frequently and keep the exterior of the can clean
Looking For an Apartment in St. Mary’s County That You’ll Love? We Can Help!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent a warm apartment in winter. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!