Pests can be more than a nuisance. They're unsightly, and many can cause health issues. From asthma to infected bites, pests need to be dealt with before they become a major issue. Keep your home bug and pest free with our simple ways to keep pests out of your home.
Keep a Clean Home
Maintaining a clean home is the first line of defense to keeping bugs and pests out. Make sure food and debris is always cleaned up right after a spill happens; pests can make a meal out virtually anything. A proper cleaning routine is the easiest natural way to rid your home pests.
Fill Cracks and Crevices
Pests survive by finding small areas to hide where they can easily access food. To help keep pests out of your home, patch up all the small cracks in your structure and walls. Pests can use seemingly impossible spaces to get into your house. Leaky pipes can also provide a source of water for critters. Make sure to patch any potential problem areas in your pipes.
Mother Nature Knows Best for Pest
There are many natural ways to rid your home pests, you just need to find what works best for you. Natural remedies are often preferable for those with pets and children. Some of the most popular natural remedies are affordable and can be found in most general stores. Natural oils like mint, eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary are scents that many pests find annoying; these oils can defend against pests and provide a nice subtle fragrance to your home. You can also spice up your pest control up by using hot peppers or flakes with water to create a solution to make your home too hot for pests. If you do need professional help, try finding an all-natural exterminator who uses chemicals that are effective but safe for the home's inhabitants.
Special Bugs Call for Special Measures
Bed bugs are small, but they can cause serious damage to your property and your body. Getting rid of bed bugs can be exceptionally difficult and can include the need to leave the property and use harsh chemicals. Like many pests, it can be difficult to know if they're breading until it's too late. Try K-9 Bed Bug Inspection service if you suspect you might have bed bugs. Depending on the severity of the bug's presence, you could use all-natural products to get rid of them. If it's more severe, however, a bed bug infestation may be something you want professionals to handle.
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