Does your association provide an ideal home for ants? Ants need food, water and shelter to survive. Denial of any or all of these life support systems will reduce or eliminate ants in your association.
Common Area: Firewood stacked outside next to a building provides a home for ants and other friendly beasts. Pet food, gifts for wild animals (this is not approved by Fish & Game) and spilled food is an invitation to ants and others to lunch. Bird feeders should be inspected for invaders and kept clean.
Indoor areas: Cracks and openings to the exterior where ants can find a place to enter and to nest should be caulked. Flooding flower pots will evict ants. Check the range hood fan and stack for accumulated grease and food particles (fire prevention bonus). Store food and organic wastes in tight containers. That midnight snack which left crumbs on the counter top, is breakfast for the early ant.
Note that ants are “springing up” along with the flowers and may be interested in a new home.
Next Board Meeting, Monday May 6, 2019