Tips For New Jersey Homeowners To Keep Ants Out Of The Kitchen

Summer is heating up and although going outside in the humidity might make you feel a little sluggish, the ants around your house are loving the weather. As they do their work of foraging for food, you may discover they’ve found their way into your house. The following tips will help homeowners in Paramus, Roseland, and Livingston as well as throughout New Jersey keep ants out of the kitchen.

house ants inside a nj home

Why You Don’t Want Ants in Your Kitchen

While most ants are simply a nuisance, there are reasons to want to keep them outside. They can get into your food stores and contaminate your food, which costs money and time since you’ll have to replace the items you end up throwing away. Some ants are more than a nuisance and can spread illness. Regardless of what ants you have around your property, it’s best to keep them out of your house.

Tips for New Jersey Homeowners to Keep Ants Out of the Kitchen

  • Look around the outside of your house for cracks, holes, and openings that ants could use to gain access to your house. Seal or fix any that you find, including tears in screens.
  • Keep your outdoor garbage bins away from your house and make sure they have tight-fitting lids.
  • Inside, take out the garbage on a regular basis.
  • Keep all food stored in sealed containers. Don’t leave any out on your counters.
  • Check your cabinets and pantry on a regular basis to ensure no containers have spilled.
  • Clean all spills and messes as soon as they occur.
  • Wash dishes or put them in the dishwasher after use instead of leaving them on the counter or in the sink.
  • Sweep and vacuum up crumbs regularly.

What to Do if Ants Get in Your New Jersey Kitchen

Sometimes despite your best efforts, you still end up with ants in your New Jersey home. If that’s the case, they can be difficult to get rid of. Ants leave a trail behind so even if you manage to take care of the ants you find, others can follow the trail inside.

Arrow Pest Control can help. We can eliminate the ants in your home and make sure that no others get in. Protect your home from the threats that ants bring this summer. Contact Arrow today.

Home Protection Program

Service consists of the elimination of your current pest or rodent problem, complemented by both interior and exterior year-round protection of your home, which is inclusive of three seasonal visits. The program covers your entire property including attics, mailboxes, playsets, sheds, and fences.

Pests targeted with Arrow’s Home Protection Plan services include ants (excluding carpenter ants, pharaoh ants and acrobatic), bees, boxelder bugs, carpenter bees, carpet beetles, centipedes, cicada killers, clover mites, crickets, digger bees, earwigs, fabric & paper pests, fleas (inside only), ground beetles, hornets, mice, pillbugs, millipedes, rats, roaches, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, springtails, stored product pests, and wasps.

*If you have a pool house that requires service, pricing would increase based upon the size of the structure.
The Arrow Promise
Starting at
Program Price Calculator
Move the slider left to right based on your homes sq foot size for an estimated cost for services.**
*some exclusions may apply
**Initial fees may apply
or call now (732) 844-8640
Jared L.


‟We have a quarterly service plan with Arrow. They are not only focused on addressing issues they put preventative measures in place to prevent issues from happening, like looking for and sealing the places where bugs can get into the home. The team are professional, friendly, thorough and provide details about every step of their process. We have had several different technicians over the last 2 years and each follows the same process and guidelines. Definitely recommend for treatment and prevention.”
Jared L.
Manalapan, NJ
Arrow Pest Control received an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars from 1380 reviews. 5.0 Read Google Reviews

Request Your FREE Estimate

Schedule Your No Obligation Inspection Today

There was a problem with your submission. Please correct the issues below

or call now (732) 844-8640
Please wait…

Additional Services

Our solutions are designed for even your toughest pest problems.
Don’t let pests affect your quality of life, here's how we can help:

Arrow Pest Control Blog

Read the latest articles & news
a hole the size of a dime is enough space for a mouse to fit through
November 21, 2022

3 Mice Behaviors NJ Homeowners Should Know

Approximately 21 million homes in the United States deal with mice and other rodent problems each…
Read More
mouse trap inside a new jersey kitchen not catching mice
November 8, 2022

Don’t Get Caught In The Trap Of DIY Rodent Control

There’s something satisfying about solving a problem using your own brainpower and ingenuity…
Read More
mouse inside a new jersey home looking for food
October 17, 2022

What Time Of Year Are Mice The Worst?

Even if you’re an endless summer kind of person, it’s hard not to appreciate the first fall…
Read More