Preventing Ants in the Workplace

When it comes to having ants in the workplace, nothing is quite as annoying. Not only does it represent a dirty office, but it also can lead to broader issues as well, such as contaminated food, disease, and can even cause issues with the infrastructure of the office building. Therefore, it is crucial that one always maintains a clean office space and takes preventative steps that make sure ants look the other when approaching your office.


Food Storage

  • One of the most important preventative steps you can take is food storage. Ensure that all food is secure within a plastic container that will not only keep the pests out but also keep the smell locked in. Furthermore, always make sure all food is put away when the office is closed. Food should never be left out, especially when there is no one around.

Clean Up

  • If your office has a kitchen, it is essential that after each person is done using plates or utensils, that they clean them. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink is leaving an open invitation for ants, especially if they are left in the sink overnight. In addition to doing the dishes, it is also important that all crumbs are picked up and cleaned. While there is an argument for not eating at one’s desk, if one practices good clean up (eating with a tray, wiping down the surface after eating, etc.), there will never be an issue.


  • Make sure that after each workday the garbage is disposed of outside, away from the office building. This is twice as important if there is food in the garbage as well.  Leaving food in the trash overnight is another way to invite ants into your office building.

As long as one follows these steps, preventing ants in the workplace is easy! However, if you find that you already have an ant infestation in the workplace, consider calling Accurate Pest Control for assistance. We will make sure the ants are gotten rid of in a professional and timely manner without interrupting the workday. If you want to figure out more about Accurate Pest Control, visit our About Us page!

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