Pests are in many households in the United States, where people are always struggling to control them because they are either a nuisance, transmit diseases or even sting. Homeowners are facing the problem of having pests in their homes where at first they think it is not a major issue but after causing major damages, that is when they understand the harm they can cause. Some pests cause serious damages to the house structure making it weak and posing the danger of the structure going down. The most common pests in the U.S. are the ants, bedbugs, flea, cockroach, boxelder bug, dust mite, fly, mice and many more.
U.S. homeowners should be wary of the method they are using to get rid of the pest due to health issues. First, you have to identify the pest to be able to determine the best way to get rid of it. Second, you can limit their numbers by getting rid of things that make them increase in number. Third, call a pest control service to resolve the issue once and for all. Having pests in your home does not mean that the home is not well cared for, this is common in many houses in the U.S.
Here are the best ways homeowners can control pests in their homes.
Remove any stagnant water.
Rodents and Insects need water for their survival, getting rid of stagnant water helps a lot in fighting with pests. Pests like mosquitoes survive well in stagnant water where they can multiply into different species and go through their full cycle. Removing this water can drastically reduce the number of mosquitoes near your home. The female mosquitoes, which are the only ones that bite, lay their eggs on standing water because they can easily float. If the water cannot be easily removed from the surroundings, it can be treated using Bacillus thurigiensis var israelensis( Bt-i).Areas like bathrooms and kitchens should always be kept dry so that the pest cannot find a place to get water. All pipes that are leaking should be fixed to avoid stagnation of water which acts as a breeding place for the pest. Always ensure that all water vessels in the house are covered to minimize pest existence. Out in the garden, ensure that trays placed under plants do not collect water which can also be a breeding place for pests.
Maintain high levels of cleanliness in your home and place food into containers that have lids.
Pests like flies, cockroaches eat on any crumbs they find in the kitchen. Fruit flies are drawn mostly by ripe fruits that have not been kept well and mealy moths are mostly found on unsealed grains. Kitchen cabinets should be cleaned regularly by wiping the splatters and dust once in a while, this will keep the kitchen clean and keep the pests away. All waste from the kitchen should be disposed of daily so as to ensure there is nothing that the pests can eat and also a breeding place. Regularly use soap and water to clean any spills on the countertops or on cooking devices like the toaster. If you cannot manage to clean your dishes every day, submerge them in soapy water until you are able to clean them.
Seal all the holes in your home that pests can use to get access to your home.
Pests can use holes to enter your house. Sealing the holes that they can use to access to the house can be extremely beneficial in keeping them away. Get rid of many entries points especially those that are likely to be used by the pest to access the house. Pests like roaches, spiders, ants, and even small wildlife can enter the house through a torn screen, openings around pipes or faucets, unsealed window or door or even crack on the wall. Sealing all these entries can bring a major difference in controlling pests in your house.
Look for the best pest control services in the U.S.
When you have done all of the above, and the pests are still dominating your house, it is now time to get help from pest control services providers. In the U.S., you will find companies offering these services where all the staff are trained on how to deal with different household pests. When these experts arrive, the first thing they will do is check the entry point of the pests and give you advice on what is to be done. they will also examine the yard to see if there are areas of concern for the future pest invasion. They will look for moist places around your house that harbor and attract pests or use a flashlight and other tools to check areas that can pose a danger in future. They will then put together an official report so that the information collected with help the fight with the pests easily and completely, where they will make sure that you are well informed about what is happening in your house.
Pest control in the household is very essential because when they invade your house they can cause health risks. Some insects can bring severe allergic reactions which can lead to death (often when one is stung by the insect). This calls for homeowners to take necessary action to protect their house from insects through the best ways possible. Pests that don’t bite or sting also trigger allergic reactions to some people and they include dust mites and cockroaches. Saliva shed skin, and insect droppings can also bring allergy mostly to individuals suffering from asthma but depends on how sensitive the person is. Keeping your house free from pests is one way of ensuring that you and your family are safe from harm that can be caused by these pests. Make a habit of visiting pest control professionals for advice on how to keep your house pest free.