Pest Control tips and tricks To Take Your Home Back
Pest Control Tips: Sometimes there is nothing we can do about a pest infestation. It does not have to be your family’s dirty secret anymore. This article was written to help you get rid of those bugs once and for all. You can also find out how you can keep them away for good.
If you just purchased a new home, you need to clean it as best as you can. Have a professional inspect it to make sure there are no bugs or rodents and plan on spending an entire day cleaning your home entirely to prevent the pest from moving into your home.
How to check the entry points?
Did you know that bugs and pests can get into your home through cracks or holes in your walls? Inspect the outside of your home for any cracks or holes. Depending on the type of material your home is made of, fill them with caulk to keep out the bugs and pests.
Have a rodent problem? Walk around the perimeter of your home and try to locate small cracks that might be allowing pests inside. Fill these cracks with some scouring pads or place some poison in these passages. Mustard oil may work as well.
Look for possible entry points around your home. Bugs and animals can be very creative when it comes to breaking into your home. If you have noticed a new problem, it is possible that they found a new way in. Take a look around the outside and interior home and seal any possible entryways for pests.
Avoid purchasing second-hand furniture or toys. These items might come from a home infested with the pest. Cockroaches can easily move from one home to the next by hiding in the cracks of a piece of furniture. If you want to buy second-hand items, take the time to inspect and clean them.
Stink bugs are persistent pests, so focus on your outdoor area to help eradicate the problem. Keep your bushes trimmed and make sure that firewood is stored well away from your home. Thirty feet from the dwelling is appropriate if you have space. In addition, the firewood needs to be kept just off the ground (about six inches).
The outdoor lighting really does attract the pests. If you are using outdoor lighting, switch to light bulbs that are orange or yellow.
How to destroy them?
You can kill hornets and wasps by something most people have in their bathrooms- hairspray. Use aerosol hairspray to spray their nests effectively sealing the larvae in the nest. If you are being bothered by adult wasps, simply point and spray directly at the hornet to stop him in his tracks.
If you believe that you have a bat in the house, leave a window open overnight. Try to pick one that is located close to where you think the bat might be. These pests follow the air current, so they should go right back outside if they have a way to exit the premises.
Once a flea population has been established, they can be very difficult to eliminate. It is essential to eliminate all the fleas and their eggs from any animals who live in the home, and also kill any eggs, larvae, and fleas from bedding and carpets. Keep in mind that it is vital to break their cycle of life, so do not hesitate to repeat the process multiple times.
Call the Professionals
If nothing you are doing is working, call a professional. There are trained professionals that you can use to help get rid of the bugs that are in your house already or prevent new ones from entering your home in the future. This could be the best investment that you ever make for your home.
Do not assume that pests are completely gone just because you have not seen any. If your exterminator wants to come back for a follow-up, you should follow their advice. There is a good chance that there is still a small population in your home that could have come from eggs. So listen to the professional and stick to the follow-up appointment.
You can get control of the insects and other pests invading your home. Use the expertise of the pros at your local home improvement store. They may have an idea of which products will help to eradicate which bugs.
Keep safe and closed
When storing food items like cereal or sugar, use a container that you can seal tightly. Open boxes and bags in your cabinets are an open invitation for pests. After you return home from shopping, be sure to transfer dry food product into airtight containers. Plastic containers are very good. They keep a tight seal and maintain the food’s freshness.
If you are trying to get rid of pests in your home, you should think carefully if you have children and/or pets. Many of the chemicals that are in pesticides can be harmful to them. Get them out of the house for a few hours if you have no other choice.
Washing hands frequently doesn’t just prevent colds, it can keep bugs away also. Never touch cabinets, drawers or open the fridge while you are preparing food without first washing your hands. The remnants on your fingers can leave a tempting scent for lurking insects or even provide them with a good meal.
Careful about Pesticides
Do not buy pesticides that are labeled as being for outdoor use. While these products may get rid of the pests that you are trying to battle, they usually have a much higher concentration of chemicals than those for indoors. This means they will leave harmful poisons in the air for much longer.
Do you have ants in your kitchen? Clean this room and be careful not to leave crumbs of food anywhere. Spray the ants with some soap and water and place some mint tea bags and cucumber leaves in front of the cracks they come from. You can also spray some lemon juice on the ants’ trail.
What to do before a pest control treatment
- Scrub all the floors in your house, this includes vacuuming carpets and rugs. Make sure to use a good detergent when scrubbing or mopping the floors to ensure any traces of insect eggs are removed and their food sources.
- Remove bag from the vacuum cleaner. Ensure it is properly discarded and sealed. Vacuuming before a pest treatment will force pests out from their hiding spots as their food sources are removed. Allowing the pest technician to target them.
- Linen and clothes should be sealed in clean bags after washing them or kept away from treatment areas.
- Removal of food items from bench tops, if there is any food outside (pet food) ensure it is covered.
- Cover all animal enclosures like aquariums and cages with sheets or towels.
- Move furniture away from the walls to give the pest control technician access to all corners and areas of the house or business.
- Ensure pest control technician has access to all areas outside the house, under the house, the roof and wherever else they may require access. This is to ensure that the job can be done in a timely and efficient manner with successful results.
- If it is an outdoor treatment, remove animals from the area during the time of treatment.
- Close all windows before the treatment begins
- If required, be prepared to leave the home during the treatment for up to 4 hours.