Are you constantly being bothered by unwelcome guests in your home? No, we’re not talking about the in-laws, but those pesky pests who are turning to become more than a nuisance. These pests don’t just get to your food and property, but they can affect your health to some degree. Oh, and let’s not forget the amount of money that you’ll spend just to keep them away. Why pay pest control services that charge exorbitant amounts for termite control, when you can get them much cheaper? (wink, wink).
So whether you’re having problems with ants, cockroaches, bedbugs, or fleas, it’s important that you know the proper way to deal with pests this rainy season. Prevention is still the best way to go about any pest situation.
When it comes to handling ants, good housekeeping is crucial. Ants will go everywhere and anywhere in search of food and water so make sure to keep your house spin and span during the colder season. Keep all food items sealed in tight lid storage containers to stop ants from getting to them.
If you want to immediately resolve your ant problem, try spraying the ant trail with this eco friendly house cleaner solution. Just mix 1 part vinegar and 1 part water and you’re ready to eliminate that ant trail. What it does is it erases that chemical marking that encourages ants to follow the trail.
Unlike ants, cockroaches can go on for weeks without any food or water so getting rid of these buggers can be very tricky. You can however discourage them from making your home their home by making sure your trash cans are impenetrable. Cockroaches love to breed and hide in clutter so the best you can do is be more particular with your home’s trash management. This means, taking out the trash every day, and spraying those cans with an antiseptic. It may seem like a lot of work, but trust us, it’s worth it.
Also known as nocturnal nightmares, these pesky creatures strike when you least expect it. If you put high importance on a good night’s sleep, checking your mattress is a must! Bedbugs are very sensitive to heat so if you find any signs of infestation in your bedroom, it’s time for a thorough steam cleaning. You can also spray an eco friendly insecticide on your bed mattress, clothes and even curtains to prevent bed bugs from multiplying.
If you have pets living inside your home, fleas and ticks can really suck the life out of you. Not only are they disgusting to look at, but they can also cause grave harm to your beloved pets. Aside from making sure your cats and dogs are well groomed, you can discourage a flea and tick infestation by vacuuming your home regularly. Pay close attention to dark corners and crevices where fleas and ticks are likely hiding. If you have carpets, this is the perfect time to take it to the cleaners.
Have any favourite pests that you would like to get rid of before the rain days start? Or have any tips that you would like to share on how to prevent a major infestation from happening? Let us know in the comments section below.