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Common Household Pests and What You Can do About Them

 In Antworks Pest Control Portland, Pest Control Portland, Uncategorized

The pests you can find when you are spring cleaning will make many homeowners skin crawl. Of course, if you are taking advantage of the services offered by All About Ants in Portland, Oregon you don’t have to worry as much as the next guy. However, if you just haven’t had the time to get to making that call yet, or you would like to know something about the common pests you can find during spring cleaning lurking in your home, then read on below for a few of them.

Cockroaches

Even the word cockroach is enough to send most homeowners scurrying for the phone to call All About Ants in Portland, Oregon to come exterminate and manage the problem.

These critters can be brought in on grocery bags or even crawl in out of the trees outside in cold or hot weather looking for food and shelter. You can sprinkle boric acid in the area that you have seen a roach in so that they will eat it and die quickly. Boric acid isn’t poisonous to kids, plants, or animals. However, it is still best to call your local exterminator to try and find the source of the problem.

Silverfish

Though these are common pests that you don’t hear that much about, it is possible for them to be under your sinks if you have a leak. They love wet places and especially places that are water damaged. Rosemary can keep them away, but an exterminator is needed to take care of the problem when they are discovered.

Spiders

Seeing a spider scurrying under the wall of your home is awful enough, seeing quite a few of them in a few days’ time is even worse. While spiders do a lot to help keep bugs out of your home, and they have other benefits to the environment, a spider infestation cannot only give you the creeps but can be dangerous to the health of your family as well. If you suspect you have an infestation of spiders, calling in pest control is your best option.

To keep an infestation from happening, make sure to clean surfaces with vinegar, as they are rumored not to like the smell. Also, make sure to keep your home uncluttered and to vacuum and dust on a regular basis, especially in dark corners and the tops of curtains.

Ants

If summer right around the corner, the ant population will be on the rise. Having a reputable exterminator will help of course, but you also need to take some preventive measures of your own. Make sure to keep dishes clean and never to leave sticky messes on your counters or floors. If the ants have nothing to eat, they will move on to the family next door in short order.

These are just a few of the common pests that you might see in your home, especially as the weather starts to warm up.

If you are searching for reputable pest control, make sure to reach out to the professionals at All About Ants. They are standing by to help you with all of your pest control problems.