Pests are a nuisance and can disrupt your daily life. They enter your homes looking for ideal conditions to multiply, take shelter, and be closer to a food source. If the pests are not controlled in the beginning, then it will lead to a pest infestation which can lead to numerous issues and added costs like negative impact on health, contamination of food and water, and expensive structural damage to your house. Taking care of this nuisance on your own by using DIY strategies is not an easy and effective measure. You have to hire a residential or commercial pest control service to get rid of these creatures.
Some tips to get rid of pests:
Dispose of trash properly: Household trash attracts pests easily. They enter the house looking for food in the garbage cans. Ensure that the garbage can where you dispose of food items has a tight-fitting lid so that these bugs are not attracted to the scent of food. Try to keep your garden and yard free from litter like fallen leaves, plant clippings, or standing water. These areas can become easy breeding points for such creatures.
Rinse recyclables: It is better to dispose of recyclables in a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid on it. Also, try to rinse the food items from your recyclables before putting them in the garbage can. This will keep your garbage can clean and not attract pests. Also, try to keep such bins outside the home.
Clear out drains regularly: The drain in your sink can collect debris and food items over time. If not cleaned regularly it will attract bugs. Ensure to clean such areas regularly. You can use home products like vinegar and baking soda, which act as an excellent drain cleaner and flushes out clogs.
Use essential oils: These oils are of various kinds like lavender, tea tree, lemon, orange, etc. Such essential oils come in concentrated form. Therefore, you can mix this oil with water and spray them on affected areas like furniture, fabrics, furnishings, etc. These oils are great at controlling pests like bed bugs.
Even after keeping your house clean and tidy, there are chances of pest infestation. No house is immune to it. If you want to get rid of these creatures effectively and for a long time, then it is better advised to call professional exterminators who will use a holistic pest removal strategy to eliminate these bugs and give you back your pest-free home.