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How To Get Rid of Ants in Your Home for Good, According to an Entomologist

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It’s a common—and often overlooked—occurrence to see an ant in your home.

It’s even ordinary to see a few. However, when dozens—or hundreds—begin to swarm your door jambs, countertops, and floorboards, that’s when most people come to the conclusion that they have a serious problem at hand.

The thing is, though, even just a few ants repeatedly popping up can be a sign that you need to take action against the pests—and fast.

The best of efforts to get rid of ants can be futile if you don’t take the proper steps to prevent them from coming back.

While Google and YouTube have more than a few expert-backed suggestions, we figured it’d be most helpful to go straight to the source.

So, without further ado, keep reading to learn how to get rid of ants for good, according to entomologist David Price.

What causes ant infestations?

Although there are over 700 ant species in the United States (a fact that will likely surprise many), Price, who is an associate certified entomologist with Mosquito Joe, a Neighborly company, says that …

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43 Small Bathroom Ideas to Make Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

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Your tiny bathroom just might become your new favorite room

Looking for small bathroom ideas that will make the space seem larger than life?

So is most of New York City.

The lack of square footage, limited natural light, and number of fixtures to squeeze in make a small bathroom one of the more challenging spaces to decorate.

But when done right, the whole room can seem brighter and more spacious.

And no, you won’t have to spend a zillion dollars to carve a window into the wall (or call on something retro like glass bricks).

These small bathroom ideas go beyond making the most of the available space and prove that bold design elements can be right at home in even the tiniest rooms.

Here are the best ways to turn powder rooms, half-baths, and just little tiny (sometimes windowless) bathrooms into less cramped, more enjoyable situations.

Your small bath may just be your next … [ keep reading on ArchDigest.com ]

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This Massive Charcuterie Board is Perfect for Entertaining

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The 24 Best Kitchen Gadgets You Will Actually Use

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There’s an archetype depiction of chefs in TV or movies that’s more idealist than realistic.

They’re often slightly disheveled, and like to show up unannounced to a tense dinner table to serve their what seems like spontaneously made, yet amazingly tasty stir-fry.

Then, the table quarrel stops, and the topic instantly changes to “How did you manage to make this so crunchy?” or “What did you use to cook this?”

The chef smiles, and happily answers with a list of kitchen gadgets that made it all easier.

This type of chef knows exactly what they’re doing.

They know they can make everyone happy with their craft, but they can’t do it without the help of the best kitchen gadgets.

That’s why they stock up on smart must haves—air fryer, sous vide, cast iron skillet, or just a seriously good Japanese knife—to give their meals substance, make them a better cook, and oh, to always … [ keep reading on Esquire ]

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