How can I keep ants out of my cat’s food bowl?FamilyPet
Ants can find their way to your cat’s food bowl year-round. Keeping them out of your cat’s food bowl can help to protect your feline from nasty fire-ant bites. There are a few things that you can do if you find that your home is being inundated by these pesky insects.
The first thing that you should do is to walk the perimeter of your home, in order to determine from where the ant problem is originating. Many times there are visible ant mounds around your home, which can be treated with an array of products, allowing you to select the one that works best for your needs.
Look for the areas in your home where the ants are entering; they could be sneaking in through a hole in the sheetrock or even in your baseboards. Patch the holes at the same time as you treat the external mounds.
Keep your cat’s food bowl picked up off the floor and in the fridge when your cat is not actively eating his or her breakfast or dinner. With nothing to snack on, the ants are sure to move on. Additionally, if you have successfully treated them outside of your home, they are unlikely to return to your cat’s bowl when you put it down again.
There are many chemical and organic products that can be used in and around your home to deter ants. Be sure that you avoid using toxic chemicals inside of your home, due to the risk that they can pose to your cat.