Typically pests are a variety of insects and rodents such as rats, cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, spiders, bed bugs, silverfish, termites that make their home in our homes and turn out to be a terrible nuisance. They live on your blood and eat food that is left open which can be extremely injurious to your health in hundreds of ways especially when they can contaminate the food that we eat. There are different techniques of pest control that can be employed to keep these creatures from causing issues in your home. As you can probably guess pests are generally found in and around the kitchen area of the house where they have easy access to all sorts of foods. Termites, on the other hand, can destroy furniture and other items made from wood.
Treat Signs of Bugs Straightway to Avoid Pests
Be aggressive at the first signs of bugs. If you see a line of ants outside, get on that right away to make sure they don’t come inside. Disrupting ants is easy as they hate many things. Cedar and other essential oils, as well as lemon, will drive ants away. If you spot mosquitoes, treat your yard as soon as possible,, but don’t use toxic chemicals – use safe and natural products. If a roach shows up, you can be sure there are many more. Spray with a safe, natural product around the area you spot a roach. Use a safe product that kills and repels. If you attack pests quickly and swiftly, they’ll give up and go elsewhere.
Prevent the Attraction of Pest Invasion
Pests want to be in your house because it provides them with food, comfort, and shelter. In addition to that, pests are also attracted to dirty and damp areas as well as those that aren’t frequently checked and full of clutter. To prevent them from invading your spaces, you have to clean your home regularly. Wash the dishes and clean the kitchen including all the corners as well as those commonly ignored areas like those at the back of your refrigerator and oven. There might be specs of food there that lures bugs and rodents.
Practice Good Housekeeping
Keeping your home clean is not only important for aesthetic purposes, but it also helps prevent the invasion of pests.
- Practice green pest control by not leaving food out in the open.
- Place unsealed containers in your pantry, cupboards or on counter tops into resealable plastic bags or plastic food storage containers that have lids.
- Store pet food in storage containers with lids and feed your pets indoors.
- Repair or replace the vapor barrier in your crawl space.
- Hire a pest control service to inspect your crawl space and attic every six months. They can recommend ways to prevent pest invasions or control colonies they find.
Pest Control Tips
- It is important to remain calm when faced with a pest infestation.
- Call upon the help of a pest control service to schedule an inspection/treatment.
- Gather a specimen of the pest so that your service expert can accurately identify the pest and propose the best treatment approach.
- Avoid using over-the-counter pesticides. These treatments and sprays are a total waste of money and time, and they every so often compound the problem. Vacuum the affected area to eliminate visible pests as well as food products they might be attracted to.
- Wipe the affected area with mild soap and some water to make the area less attractive to pests.
Preventing pests before they become problematic is crucial to the overall pest control for your home.