Planning an outdoor celebration soon? Now that the weather is warming up, many of us are having barbecues and house parties — and of course that means lots of food!

But what do you do when hundreds of ants decide to crash your celebration?

Easy way to keep ants away from food

  • Gather four extra plates, such as Tupperware, disposable plates or pie tins
  • Place the legs of the table into the containers
  • Fill in each container with water to prevent ants from getting too far

Important tip: Be sure to empty the containers after you eat because leaving standing water around can lead to an entirely different problem: mosquitoes.

As for those food-hungry ants, the folks at Terminix have a few tips to starve them out if they get inside your house:

  • Purchase airtight containers to store your food
  • Wipe down the outside of storage bins and other containers after every use
  • Keep food in harder to access places, such as freezers, refrigerators, plastic bags and mason jars
  • Use the garbage disposal rather than leaving food sitting around in a trash can
  • Vacuum your floors regularly

Original Post from: http://clark.com/family-lifestyle/keep-ants-away-from-food/

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