|Maybe it's a stretch to call getting rid of ants a home improvement, but having gotten rid of our ants I consider our condo much improved.|
That said, pest control service is available for the apartments but not the townhomes or condos. So if you live in an apartment and you have ants, call the Leasing Office. For the rest of you, read on.
Our ants were mostly in the tile areas, but there were some in the rug areas as well. We got rid of them by pulling out all of the furniture from the walls, cleaning the tile and baseboards with vinegar and water, then spraying Raid Ant and Roach Spray along the baseboards and finally putting Combat Ant Traps in the corners. Of all these things, the vinegar and water probably did the most good. Another, probably better solution would be to use Boric Acid. It's not easy to find, but you can get it here.
For more info on ants and on getting rid of them, see Ants as Pests, Boric Acid, and How To Get Rid Of Ants.
by Peter Schulz