Is your home or office becoming a welcome haven for pests such as cockroaches, ants, spiders, or mice? The sight of these pests crawling round your house isn’t fascinating as these insects certainly do not belong inside your home. So, how exactly do you keep your home free of these unwanted intruders for good? What are the most effective pest control methods that really work?
Seal and cover your food properly.
Most pests eat almost anything that they can find. Free food is a very good reason for cockroaches, rodents and ants to find your home attractive. Seal your cereal bags, pack away food items and most importantly, NEVER leave dirty dishes around in the sink.
Make sure your dustbin has a tight lid (put a bin bag inside the dustbin before throwing dirt away) and clean up food crumbs and spills from the furniture and floor immediately. Remove garbage regularly from your home.
Limit the water supply
Most pests need water to survive, so drain your sinks and bathtubs after use. Fix dripping faucets and leaking appliances. Wipe up counter tops thoroughly, as puddles can be the perfect playgrounds for pests. Fix leaky plumbing and don’t let water accumulate anywhere in the home. Don’t let water collect in trays under your refrigerator.
Block their entrance
Household pests are desperate for shelter and are constantly looking for ways to enter your home. Holes in windows and doors can serve as convenient entry points for a variety of pests, as well openings in areas near the sink. Seal all possible holes and cracks around your house immediately you notice them.
De-clutter your home
Most household pests find cluttered spaces to be great places to hide and nest. Clutter provides places for pests to breed and hide and makes it hard to get rid of them. Throw out unwanted items and sweep your floors regularly. Get rid of piles of magazines, old newspapers and unused clothes to discourage their activity.
Taking appropriate measures can repel pests and prevent an infestation. Pesticides and insecticides like Mortein, Baygon, Sniper etc are effective if safely and correctly used. Keep pets and children away from areas where pesticides have been applied. Before using an insecticide or pesticide, always read and follow the label’s instructions and safety warnings.
Preferably, use ready-to-use products (i.e. no mixing needed) whenever possible. But sometimes, no matter what, a pest problem might spiral out of control. If all the above methods to keep pests out of your homes are ineffective, a pest control company will be able to thoroughly analyze the extent of an infestation and devise an effective treatment plan.