Pests have no business sharing a home with you and your family. Unless they are paying rent or helping out with the chores, they should be kicked to the curb and not be allowed to return. What are some of the best ways to that you can keep your home pest free for yourself and your family?
Call a Pest Control Expert
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A pest control expert can assess the situation and take steps to get rid of pests immediately. If your home shows signs of being overrun by mice or rats, an exterminator can come up with a plan that will get them out of your home within days. Whether you have one mouse, 100 rats or an entire family of ants in your home, an exterminator can get rid of them without having to use any harsh chemicals that could be harmful to yourself or your pets.
What Steps Can You Take on Your Own?
There are several steps that you can take to keep pests out of your home once you discover that they are there. For example, if you discover that you have signs of termites in your home, you can get rid of any wood inside or outside your home to take away their biggest food source. That alone can be a great termite control tactic that should keep them away for a long time.
If you have ants in your home, make sure that you keep your cupboards, counters and floors free from sugar. Ants love to consume sugar and will tell the rest of the colony where the food is. You can actually go from having a single ant in your home in the morning and several hundred ants in your home by the end of the day.
What if you have silverfish in your home? To get rid of silverfish, you should make your house as dry as possible. They thrive on humid and damp environments such as basements or laundry rooms. These bugs also feed on wood and anything that has glue on it. The good news is that they die as soon as you get them off of your walls. Sweeping them off of the wall with a broom will render them unable to move and find food.
Keep Pests from Coming Back
After taking termite control or insect control actions to clear your home of pests, you don't want them coming back anytime soon. To keep them out, make sure that you take out the trash and clear any areas where you suspect insects are congregating. If you see spider webs, get rid of them as soon as possible to ensure that the spiders don't have the ability to establish a colony. Ant traps and bug spray can also keep your home safe from insect invaders.
If you are trying to keep pests out of your home, you should take action as soon as possible, and get as much help as possible to keep them away. Calling an exterminator, spraying for bugs and keeping your home as clean as possible will ensure that you get to live in a clean and sanitary home for years to come.