It is important to get on top of any pest control problem you have. This will ensure that the pests are eradicated today and in the future.
The best way to ensure you have the right assistance is to choose a local fir with a good reputation and extensive experience in dealing with pests.
Pests are often considered to be ants, termites and wasps. While these are all pests you can also experience issues with foxes, feral cats, rabbits, wild dogs, mice and even feral pigs. Basically any animal which isn’t domesticated can give you an issue.
These types of pests can cause in excess of $720 million worth of damage per year! This is not as surprising as you might think when you realize that there are more than 10 quintillion insects on our planet!
In order to beat these pests and save your home it is important to know your enemy and know the right approach to take to keep them out of your home.
Here’s how to keep pests out of your home:
- Know Your Enemy
Check which pests you are most likely to suffer from in your area. You can then target your approach to these specific ones.
You should learn their preferred habitat and eliminate it. For example, termites love wood. Keep any wood you have a good distance from your home.
- Stand Guard
Cracks and other gaps in your home are the perfect invitation for many pests. Seal them as soon as you see them to prevent the pests getting in.
Ideally you should undertake a visual inspection every couple of weeks; this can eliminate the issue before it occurs.
- Keep It Clean
Pests need to eat and your home as a wide variety of foods. Anything which is not kept clean will become an attraction for the pests.
Wipe crumbs away and disinfect the surfaces on a regular basis. This will help to ensure pests have no reason to come into your home.
It can also help to keep your food in plastic containers.
- Bath Time!
Pests need to consume water to live. If you have any standing or dripping water they will be drawn to it. It can be simply a place to quench their thirst or, to some pests it’s the perfect breeding ground.
This is a particularly effective solution for an ant problem. But, it can also be effective against many other types of pests.
Just spray the vinegar where the ants have been and on their nest; (if you know where it is).
You can also use a selection of spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, mint and even chili.
- Pest Traps
These can be effective when dealing with slightly larger pests, such as mice. All you need to do is lay your trap and wait; the mouse will do the rest of the work!
Don’t forget, if the pests have made it into your home it is worth calling the professional. They can eliminate the pests using a mixture of chemicals and knowledge.