If your home is infested with pests, you may have a hard time chasing them off. You can spend a lot of money and effort trying to get rid of them. You can protect your home before the problem gets out of control by following these techniques.
If you are concerned that you have bed bugs, do not try to remove your mattress from your home. Dragging it through the house is likely to spread the infestation. Instead, keep everything stored in that one location. You can add a “bed bug cover” to the mattress to try and contain the problem, although you will need to be seen by a pest control specialist.
Never step on a cockroach to kill it. When you step on it, it can release its egg sac. The eggs can then be transferred from the bottom of your shoes throughout the carpets and rugs in your home. The eggs survive in your carpet until they are ready to hatch, leaving you with a much bigger roach problem.
Make sure that you do not have any candy lying around the area of your home. Candy is made of sugar, which can attract a wide assortment of bugs. Therefore, the best thing that you can do is eat in the kitchen and make sure that candy does not get into other areas of the house.
Make certain to check local ordinances and codes to find out which types of pest control are allowed in your area. If you unknowingly use a pesticide that contains banned chemicals, there could be consequences later if you try to sell your house. It is important to research what you can and cannot do regarding pest control.
You should regularly inspect the plumbing of your home and make sure you do not leave any traces of water, for instance under the pots you use for your plants or on your kitchen counter. Humidity can lead to a fungus infestation and leaks will provide pest with the water needed to survive.
There are dogs trained to sniff out termites so you can know for sure whether you have them. Human termite inspectors cannot verify that your entire home is safe from termites. In fact, these inspectors can only claim up to one-third is safe. A dog that is trained to sniff them out can cover 100% of your home. These dogs sniff out methane gas, which directly comes from termites eating your wood.
Keep your kitchen as clean as possible. Bugs won’t show up as often if they don’t have anything to eat. In particular, use containers that have lids for loose food items in your pantry. Take the trash out often and keep your counters clean. Finally, sweep each evening before bed.
It is so much easier to acquire pests than to eliminate them. Now, you are armed with the advice you need. If your problem has already gotten out of hand, it may be best if you went and hired an exterminator.