Do-It-Yourself Pest Control at Home
For many of you insects and rodents are far more mild problems at your homes. Rodent mice can easily contaminate food surfaces due to their bacteria-laden feces which causes food poisoning. Or perhaps termites and insects that destroys wood crafted structures that cause $5 billion dollars in structural damages annually in the U.S. Another maybe some certain beetles or moths perhaps that can easily turn your valuable wool, fur clothing and even rugs into some worthless pile of dust. And let us not forget these cockroaches, bed bugs, flesh flies. fleas, mosquitoes and other kinds of critters that we would rather not to have in our homes.
Now these pesky pests and rodents have different behaviors, food requirement, and a shelter to hide. Directly targeting these factors you can control their movement within the house or even prevent from infesting your home from them.
Plastic wrappers and paper bags are no match to withstand the teeth of rodents the same with ants and insects. Food products must be stored and kept in hard plastic containers or glass containers (if available) with an airtight lid. Also do not forget to include pet food that are also targeted by mice, keep them in a cool, dry and sealed containers.
Anything we throw in the garbage can allures pest, rodent and insects to feast all of it. Hence, rodents and pesky cockroaches love a close proximity of food source from your warm home. So better off to place garbage containers be far as ten feet away from your home. In this way rodents and pest won’t bother to scavenge the trash with your house and would look for other place. And forget not to close the lids of the containers to prevent entry of these pesky pest.
We mentioned earlier that pests requisite the need of moisture to be able to live. For example, mosquitoes require a stagnant water supply to lay its eggs where it will grow until it is mature, and repeat its cycle. With that in mind, your home plumbing system should be checked for any leaking pipes. Include the seals of bathtub, sinks and water closet be checked for possibility of leaks. Now if seals are deteriorating and old reseal them to avoid infestation of mosquitoes.
As for your home itself, vacuum carpets and furniture frequently especially if you own pets that may have fleas they’ve pick up from outside. Inspect your pantry or any space stored with food and check for any possible presence of beetles and moth that may have entered.
In conclusion, may these tips in pest control be a help in dealing these pest at home. You can also browse the internet for professional residential pest control for these pest.