How to DIY Pest Extermination at Home
As a home owner, there are a few things that you will always have to deal with at home. These include pests that come in different sizes and kinds that can be quite the bother if you do not take measures to take care of them. For those who can afford the charges, a professional pest exterminator is the best, but do not worry if you can as there are ways that you can get rid of pests on your own. There are different methods for different pests which you need to master and of course how to do it correctly.
This is one of the most common pests to find in any home whose infestation can literally drive you crazy. There are four major types of cockroaches; namely American, brown banded, oriental and German. Knowing the kind of cockroach that inhabits your home is your first step towards knowing the best method to exterminate them. Using pesticides is a short-term and ineffective way of pest extermination; glue traps and boric acid are much more preferred methods. Boric acid, for one, works by killing the cockroach form the inside out and is effective against both the adult roaches and their eggs.
Rats and Mice
These are other very destructive pests that can infest both in and out of the house. It is not easy to know that you have a mice infestation unless you are really keen or the infestation is at a really advanced stage. Mice are naturally nocturnal animals, which is what makes noticing them difficult as it is almost impossible to see them during the day. Some signs that you may have a rat infestation include droppings, which are usually tiny dark droppings, shredded paper or wood and scratched doors or floors. A mice infestation needs to be taken care of immediately; the method depends on the intensity if the infestation. If it is a large infestation, then you need to use poison which comes in powder, pellets, and liquid form. This need to be mixed with some bait such as meat or sugary substances then set in an area you would usually find the droppings. Other methods include glue traps and the traditional traps which are suited for less serious infestations.
Bedbugs and Fleas
Unlike popular misconception, these pests are not only brought by untidy places, they can also be brought in through clothes, furniture, and luggage. They are some of the hardest to exterminate due to their resilience and tiny form. However, keeping your place clean can assist a lot as it will make noticing them very easy. If you have pets, make sure they are sprayed and clean often to avoid fleas that they may bring into the house. Bedbugs are naturally destroyed by dedicated use of liquid bedbug spray; you may have to do this a couple of times to ensure that you’ve got all of them out.
Whenever you notice a pest infestation of any kind in your home, always treat it as a serious one as this will prevent spreading into a much more serious one which is more difficult to handle and you may need to call a pest extermination company.