Every homestead is prone to pests regardless of the location and season. Pests can be a nuisance when they invade your home. Some pests such as bedbugs are stubborn to eliminate, and you will need to put in more effort to get rid of them. Fortunately, you can apply several tips to eradicate pests from your home effectively. Here is what to do.
Seal Open Loopholes
Pests gain entry into your home through holes and unsealed gaps such as electrical lines and open pipes. The best way to eliminate them is by sealing all cracks on your windows, doors, and other areas.
You can caulk the holes, replace window stripping, or use expanding foam insulation to block their entry. Please keep checking the areas to ensure they are entirely sealed with no entry for the bugs to your home.
Clean the Kitchen
Some pests such as cockroaches get attracted to food and dark areas. That is why you need to keep your kitchen clean and well-ventilated all the time.
Also, pests love the dirty and damp atmosphere. They will infest the kitchen counters, cabinets, and drawers and keep multiplying since the environment is comfortable.
So, clean your kitchen floor regularly. Wipe the countertops and cabinets with quality detergent to keep off all pests. Clean off food particles and ensure every area is clean and tidy all the time. Cleaning may not eliminate all pets, but it can reduce the infestation level.
Keep off Stagnant Water
During the rainy seasons, water can pile up in some areas within your home. This can attract mosquitoes, leading to diseases such as dengue and malaria.
So, ensure you get rid of any standing water before it is too late. Always inspect your drainage and compound after every rainfall and check if there is any water pile-up on your property.
Sometimes, you may not identify stagnant water immediately after it rains. After a few hours, you can identify the most affected areas and get rid of the water.
Apart from rainfall water, you should check if your air conditioner is leaking. The water from your system can pile up over time and attract mosquitoes to your home.
Additionally, move around your house picking up toys, old tins, and any other item that can hold water. Such items are a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and leaving them on the floor can cause mosquito infestation.
Keep Away Fruits and Vegetables
Overripe fruits and vegetables attract flies, bees, ants, cockroaches, and other insects. Please don’t leave them in open areas such as on countertops, tables, or in empty tins.
Ensure you store them in the fridge or cover them with a clean cloth. If you cut an overripe fruit, ensure you wrap it up or eat it all to prevent pest infestation.
Dispose of Garbage
Some pests get attracted to the garbage outside your home. They can stay there for long until you dispose of the trash. Ensure you dispose of the waste often to avoid pest infestation.
Ideally, it would be best to dispose of it every day if you want to best outcome. Leaving the garbage outside for a long time will not only attract pests but also threaten your family’s health.
Work with a Pest Control Professional
Eliminating pests from your home can be a challenging and demanding task. If you’re a busy person, you may not have adequate time to eliminate pests from your home. You may want to contact a professional pest control specialist to help you eliminate pests from your home effectively.