Do you have pests in your work or home environments? They can be a nuisance right? Let alone that it may definitely lead to unsanitary work and living conditions. Getting rid of unwanted can be costly, but when push comes to shove they definitely need to be taken care of. If you follow these tips below you may never have to deal with pests ever again.
DRAINS ARE LIKE FRUIT FLY FOXHOLES – FLUSH THEM OUT!!
Do you have fruit flies? Let’s face it who doesn’t especially in the spring and summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available and the temperatures are just right for them to flourish. The biggest contributing factor is that we prepare these fruits and vegetables over the sink and bits of these can fall inside our drain which can attract these pests. Don’t worry this is a simple fix. Take and place some plastic wrap on your kitchen drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. If they do appear, simply pour boiling water down the drain and scrub it clean. The boiling water will kill off the pests and put a stop to the breeding cycle that is going on.
A GOOD PLAN OF WAR CANNOT HAVE LEAKS
Let’s start with the basics. If you are dealing with pests, try to find and remove the factors which keep them thriving. If your home has easy access to food and shelter, pests take advantage of that. Look for water leaking from pipes and drains, bathrooms, kitchens and basements are prime places to begin your search.
PESTS ARE THE ENEMY – CUTOFF THEIR SUPPLY LINES
Make sure that you are keeping food covered and stored away, as well as cleaning and sanitizing your counter tops and floors often. Eliminate all crumbs and sticky surfaces from your house. This is difficult for families with small children as they are constantly smuggling food everywhere they go, speaking of small children make sure to check their rooms for crumbs or boxes and packages of stashed away food. My daughter is constantly hiding food from us and it usually ends up in her room under her bed lol. Remember a clean house is the best way to have a pest free house.
THERE IS A CRACK IN YOUR STRATEGY OF WAR
Check inside and outside your home for structural damage like cracks or holes that can allow pests and rodents to enter.
PROTECT YOUR PERIMETER
A great defense for keeping insects out of your home is to use a repellant spray on the perimeter of the house. Try spraying your foundation, porch, steps, doors, and windows. Make sure that you spray pesticides in all the cracks that you see. Take time to seal these cracks and holes with caulking or other building materials.
DON’T LET THE ENEMY GO INTO HIDING
Bedbugs are a pesky bunch and If you are dealing with them, they can be very difficult to get rid of. A big reason that they can be so difficult to get rid of is that they can hibernate for up to an entire year. This is why it is extremely important that you seal off any openings in the floors and walls where they can escape to and hide until a more opportune time when your guard is down.
KEEP YOUR STRATEGY AIRTIGHT
It is extremely important when trying to control pests to store food in air tight containers. Pests like most living creatures love the smell of food. Storing food in airtight containers keeps the scent from drifting and attracting pests and rodents. I know it seems like common sense but it is important to make sure to quickly take the trash out if it is full. Trash usually has a strong smell and can quickly attract pests and rodents. The quicker you take it out the better, no sense in drawing more attention to your house than necessary.
Keep in mind if you are like some and you have a compost pile make sure that it is as far away from the house as possible as the smell of compost also attracts pests and rodents.
Check your home for hidden standing water. Water is life and where there is water you can most assuredly find pests. A great place to begin that is usually overlooked is any plants that have standing water around the trays. Stay aware of places like this in your home and keep them as dry as possible.
If you have a water leak, fix it promptly. Water attracts pests. Some pests can actually sense that water is dripping from far away. Don’t let your neglect be the reason you have pests. A small amount of work can remove the possibility of rats or other rodents invading the house.
ELIMINATE THE HIGH GROUND
If you have rat problems do not plant trees near your home. Fun fact rats and rodents can climb trees. Having trees near your home allows rodents easy access to your roof, which means easy access inside your house. Plant trees at least 15 feet or more away from your house.
For people having problems with bugs and other pests, a solution is closer than you may think. Use the expertise of the pros at your local home-improvement store. They are trained to know which remedies work effectively for all the different types of pests.
Although having your home overrun by pests is very annoying, it can interfere with you and your family’s health if the problem gets too out of hand. Pest problems should be controlled as soon as possible. Use the information in this article to permanently rid your home of unwanted pests.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS – CALL IN A PROFESSIONAL AIRSTRIKE
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