Pest control can unfortunately be an expected part of life from time to time. The animal kingdom is very cutthroat, and human dwellings are extremely attractive options for any creepy-crawlers looking for a place to call home.
The problem is that you already call that place home, so it’s about time to service an eviction notice. Depending on what pests you have, your strategies to remove them and ensure they never come back will be slightly different. The cockroach is different from the bed bug, which is different from the ant. So, once you’ve determined which kind of insect is currently causing an infestation, you can then get to business.
Here’s how to start kicking bugs out of your house for good:
Unfortunately, these are some of the hardest insects to remove once an infestation has begun. Simple at home remedies include washing all surfaces where bed bugs might be on (soft surfaces, not even the drapes are safe) in hot water, and then dried at the hottest setting possible. This is the only option next to burning all of your personal effects to kill off the bed bugs. A professional pest control team will likely have to be called in for your own peace of mind. Kyle Ricks from NaturaPestControl.com says that a good pest exterminator will examine your home and then clearly explain the different treatment options to you. Hopefully, what needs to come next won’t be too intrusive and you can get back to living comfortably in your home without any unwanted guests.
Ah, the dreaded housefly. They won’t bite you directly, but their feces and other droppings can spread disease causing bacteria across your home and negatively impact your family’s health. To properly deal with flies, make sure to clean up any trash and mop up spills around the house. Flies are attracted to food sources, so it’s imperative that you keep a clean house to avoid more flies coming in. For those already in the home, simple traps from any hardware store will help remove them from the home.
These pesky buggers love to call our lovely locks home, and at worst you’ll end up having to rock a buzzcut for a while to make sure they’re all gone. They also love to infest garments and any sort of items made from similar materials, so you’ll have to get to work quickly before they multiply too much. You’ll have to wash, wash, and then wash again. All clothes should be washed almost excessively in hot water and soap. A tea tree oil shampoo mixed with equal parts vinegar and water are also an option if you really want to turn up the survival difficulty on these creatures.
It isn’t a fun day once you’ve noticed that your home has been compromised by pests, but at the same it isn’t the end of the world. The simplest and easiest way to deal with pests is to call in a pest control company, as they have the specialized equipment meant to get the job done fast. Still, there’s a lot you can do yourself to both prevent and manage pests once they’ve entered the home.
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