Are you tired of the many different pests roaming around your kitchen counters? You may have tried getting rid of them, but somehow they keep resurfacing. The most effective and guaranteed way to get rid of household pests is to contact Pest Control Services.
However, consider trying these DIY tricks and tips before engaging the experts.
Drain stagnant water
Eliminate stagnant water to get rid of mosquito breeding grounds, which can cause malaria or dengue. Unclog blocked drainage systems by cleaning them regularly to allow water to flow freely in rainy seasons.
Additionally, keep drainage systems covered and sweep away leaves and other litter forms to prevent them from dropping into the drainage system.
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Dispose of garbage regularly.
Ensure that the house is swept. Gather all garbage and dispose of far away from the house. Avoid leaving disposable bags in the open to prevent pets and birds from interfering and littering. Place garbage bags inside bins with lids and ensure they remain covered to keep away smell and rodent infestation.
Allowing garbage to pile will attract rats and cockroaches, leading to disease outbreaks, especially if you have children and pets.
Declutter your home
Pests thrive in disorganization where they can hide and reproduce. Old worn-out garments, outdated equipment, or broken down appliances that remain unused for long periods gather dust and should be disposed of.
Clutter serves as breeding spots for pests and rodents; hence consider donating clothes and toys that your children have outgrown to charity.
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Keep the kitchen clean and orderly.
Avoid leaving the sink with dirty dishes and food spills on stoves and countertops, overnight no matter how tired you may be. Pests, especially cockroaches, manifest and reproduce in a dirty, disorganized kitchen.
Regularly disinfect countertops, stoves, and sinks to kill germs and eliminate pest breeding spaces.
Ensure proper storage of fruit and vegetable
Stop leaving ripe fruit and vegetables in the open as they attract fruit flies and other insects. Cut, rotting, and overripe fruits attract insects, therefore, reduce the quantity when making a purchase.
Repair leaking roofs
Leaking roofs promote moisture buildup on walls, and excess water aids the decaying of roofs, which causes an increase in termites. Be quick to repair leakages and periodically carry out inspections on hidden spots that may be harboring insects.
Since termites are not easy to detect, they can cause a lot of destruction and damage to furniture. Additionally, they stay in colonies and home remedies may not be as effective in eliminating them. When things spiral out of hand you may have to engage the services of a Pest Control Company.
Groom your pets frequently.
Fleas gain entry into your house quickly more so if you have pets. To get rid of fleas, visit your local store and purchase a mild non-toxic disinfectant and gently rub it into the fur of your pet.
Using mild soap regularly to bathe and brush your pet will rid your house of fleas and prevent them from spreading.
Additionally, purchasing non-toxic traps go a long way in flea control. Flea traps have the advantage of the affordability and have proven to be very useful.
Vacuum the house thoroughly and pay special attention to the carpet and low traffic areas like under the sofa sets, where fleas are common. Adding flea powder to the cleaning bag is advised to help get rid of them.
If you notice a bedbug infestation, seal off the affected room and thoroughly clean and vacuum every corner, paying particular attention to crack and crevices. Additionally, contain stink bugs using a vacuum cleaner.
Maintain your garden
Seal off all pits, and keep the ground level to prevent stagnant water from accumulating during rainy periods. Mow overgrown grass and prune plants to keep the garden neat and well-manicured to ward-off unwanted pests and rodents. Use an insecticide to spray the fence, plants, and grass to eliminate pests and kill germs.
The above-mentioned DIY remedies assist to control and reduce pest infestation in your house. However, you cannot entirely eliminate pest invasion without engaging the services of a pest control professional.
Occasionally contract an expert to eliminate stubborn recurring pests that have set up colonies and prove difficult to uproot and eliminate.
Benefits of pest control services
You have tried getting rid of those annoying pests in your kitchen, and every time you switch on the lights, you see them scampering for safety and disappearing. Home remedies and every tip and trick you have tried have proved futile, and now it is time to get assistance from a pest control unit.
What are the pros of outsourcing to a professional?
Pest control companies are licensed entities with trained personnel experienced in handling nontoxic and verified chemicals, pesticides, and disinfectants. The staff have enough experience to know what works and what doesn’t and hence, outsourcing to them will guarantee positive results. Modern pest control methods are safe and harmless as long as they are administered correctly.
Most pest control companies offer different packages that are designed to suit customer needs. The type of package to choose will depend on the area to fumigate, the magnitude of pest infestation, and the type of pest that needs elimination.
Engage an experienced pest control unit and be assured not to see pests in your house for several months since they will use their expertise to remove all pests and permanently destroy breeding grounds.
In summary, the widespread use of insecticides and pesticides may accomplish the envisioned plan of minimizing pests. Still, it is advisable to get expert advice on proper management as they may be dangerous both to human health and the ecosystem.
In recent years, manufacturers continuously develop mild, eco-friendly pesticides and insecticides that are non-toxic and efficient for home use. Carefully read and understand all instructions before application. Keep all chemicals away from children and pets to avoid fatal accidents.
If possible, children should be sent away before pest control activities begin. After fumigation, keep windows open to aid fresh air circulation.