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Tips to Safely Terminate Common Household Pests

Creepy crawlers that squeak and screech in the middle of the night are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Fortunately, there are tested and proven ways to prevent and get rid of pest infestations.

From mosquitoes to ants, termites and rodents, here are some ways to effectively eradicate them and make sure they can never penetrate into your home ever again.

Ants

Ants are probably the most common household pests. They can enter your home through the smallest cracks, and lay nests around the house. To get rid of them, locate their entry point first and then seal it with petroleum jelly or caulk. Sprinkle some natural ant repellents, such as cinnamon powder, paprika, chilli pepper, coffee grinds and dried peppermint, onto areas where ants enter and nestle in your house.

Termites

Known as ‘silent destroyers,’ termites can slowly eat away the wooden parts of your home while staying out of your sight. Although they do not carry health diseases, termites are highly destructive to your properties. Prevent termite infestation by keeping woodpiles and mulch piles far from your home’s foundation. You can also use building materials infused with wood treatments and pesticides to prevent them from thriving in your premises.

House Flies

Regardless of how many times you swat and shoo them away, they just keep coming back. Keep them out of your home by keeping your place clean and making sure that screens are tightly closed at all times. If there are still some that manage to get into your house, use lemongrass oil or herbs like mint, basil and lavender as natural fly repellents. Spray them around your home to deter these extremely annoying pests.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are usually found near garbage bins and anywhere in the kitchen where there’s food. To prevent infestation of these household pests, seal up holes and cracks and make sure to fix water leaks. If roaches have already invaded your home, try making this concoction: combine three parts of boric acid with one part of powdered sugar. The sugar will lure the cockroaches, while the boric acid will kill them. If this does not work, it’s time to call Pest Destroyer.

House Spiders

Common house spiders like to lurk in ceiling corners, windows and around fixtures. Their presence is easy to detect because of the formation of cobwebs. These thread-like structure can be found almost everywhere in infested homes. Eradicate them by vacuuming and spraying corners with insecticides or calling the help of a professional pest exterminator.

Bed Bugs

These sneaky pests can easily be picked up anywhere. Unfortunately, they can be hard to detect and control. They linger in clothes, luggage and even on you. If you get an infestation of these pests, the safest you can do is to call a professional pest exterminator. Afterwards, wash and dry your linens in extremely hot water and remove clutter from your home.

Ticks

These pesky pests do not fly, but are excellent jumpers, so hang out on tall grasses and shrubs, where they can easily hop on passing mammalian hosts. Keep in mind that they cannot get into your home without hopping onto a host, so an effective way to prevent their infestation is to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. Avoid yard ticks by making sure that your shrubs and grass are regularly trimmed. After an outdoor activity, do a tick check on yourself, as well as on your pets and kids, and carefully remove these little suckers.

Mosquitoes

Whether it’s inside or outside the house, most of us have likely encountered the annoying presence of mosquitoes. Although the female type is the only ones that bite, the male ones are just as irritating. Keep mosquitoes away from your home by repairing holes in screens and lighting up citronella candles. When heading out, put on some mosquito repellent lotion to prevent mosquito bites.

Rodents

Rodents, such as rats and mice, are pretty challenging to get rid of. They contaminate homes and carry some of the most life-threatening diseases like hantavirus, typhus and Lyme disease. You can try getting rid of them by setting up traps or using rodenticides around your home. If it seems to require more work than setting up traps, you may want to call the help of Pest Destroyer and have it done professionally instead.

Have you ever had problems with bugs in your home? If so, let Pest Destroyer tackle the problem for you. Just give us a call for a free site survey and diagnosis.


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