Having Pest Problems At Home? Here Are Some Simple Solutions To Help You

Pests come in different forms, shapes, and sizes. Depending on where you live and the state of your home, you may have to deal with different types of pests. These will range from rodents like mice and rats, to a wide variety of bugs and insects that can be a terror to your home in different ways. Here are some key points to consider when dealing with potential pest problems.

Keep Your Home Clean

The first thing that you should be doing if you think you might have pest problems is to ensure that your home is clean. This is a good way to prevent pests from coming into your home and making a nest or hiding. If you do have pests, having a clean home will allow you to be able to find problem areas and those critters much easier, as it denies them a safe space to run to and hide. Cleaning your home is a crucial preventative step to take for pests, and should be prioritized even after you have cleared pests from your home so you prevent them from returning.

Sealed Food Containers

One thing that you want to do in the event that you have a pest problem is to seal all your food containers. Pests of all different kinds want to get into your pantries and food stocks, whether they are housed in cardboard or plastic containers. It is best to have storage solutions that you can lock and seal up to prevent pests from getting into them. Reducing the accessibility of food options for unwanted guests to get into will deter them from staying or returning to your home.

Home Inspections

It is important that you not only do your due diligence to keep your home properly cleaned as well as maintained but if you do suspect that you might have a pest problem, you should take the steps to determine if this is indeed the case. Search the immediate vicinity for potential warning signs of problem areas that you might have to address. Understand what surrounds your home and property. If you own a house, firewood can house termites that would be detrimental to your interior. Keep your yard and home clear of standing water and be sure to address any such issues. If you do see any signs of pests, the professionals at ASBIR recommend you reach out to a home inspector. They will be able to provide a much more in-depth search and advice on how to proceed if you do in fact have a pest problem.

Setting Up Traps

If you have a pest problem, depending on the size of the issue, you can address it yourself with a few DIY options. There are plenty of different ways to trap or kill pests, from physical traps to catch and release pests from bugs to rodents, to insecticides and sprays. It is important to also consider the chemicals involved as these will be used in your home and you and your family members may be exposed to such pollutants. For sprays and traps especially, there are plenty of natural options that may be less toxic but will vary in their effectiveness. Do your research to understand what your pest problem is, and what you will need to address it in terms of solutions.

Professional Exterminators

If the problem arises that you do have pests, and the situation is out of your own control where you cannot handle the job yourself, consider exterminators. They will be able to address your situation accordingly with the right equipment and procedure for a safe and effective job. Doing an extermination job yourself can leave eggs or pests to repopulate and serve as a temporary fix.

 

 

Repair Exterior Holes And Gaps

One important maintenance note that you need to consider when dealing with pests in your home is your exterior and interior infrastructure. As you do your own inspections, make sure that you address deficiencies in any walls that may have gaps or holes in them. These create access points for pests to enter your home uninvited. Even a hole the size of a quarter can allow rats and mice into your home, so be sure to be vigilant in your inspections and maintenance.

Dealing with pests doesn’t have to be difficult. You have to be aware of your home and know what to look for. If you have good practices, you can easily address problems early on and prevent them from getting worse. Always remember the preventing pest problems is much easier, and time and cost-efficient than having to deal with them once they get in your home.