Understanding Pests

Simple Tips in Pest Control at Home

There are a lot of people think of insects and rodents as more than a mild problem at their homes. Rodent mice can easily contaminate food surfaces due to their bacteria-laden feces which causes food poisoning. Perhaps some termites or other wood destroying insects that infest wooden structures and cause some damages, in the United States of America about $5 billion dollars’ worth of structural damages per year caused by this pest. Also we have these particular beetles and moths that can turn our wool and fur clothing that we value into dust. Also we also would not forget these critters like cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, flesh flies, mosquitoes and many more that we eagerly not want to have in our homes.

Thus, these pests and rodents possess their own distinct and unique behavior, different food requirements and a place to hide. Targeting these factors directly, you can control their movement on your home and even free your home from pest and rodents.

Plastic wrappers and paper bags are no match to withstand the teeth of rodents the same with ants and insects. Food products must be stored and kept in hard plastic containers or glass containers (if available) with an airtight lid. Be sure to include pet food (if you have any) be also kept in sealed tight containers because these are mice’s favorite.

Perhaps all we throw in the garbage can are attractive to pests, rodents and insects to feast on. Thus, these rodents and cockroaches would enjoy a good proximity of a food source to your cozy home. So better off to place garbage containers be far as ten feet away from your home. Due to this pest and rodents will not associate with the trash and with your house and will look for another place to infest. Always to close the lids of garbage cans to avoid entry of these pests and rodents.

It was mentioned above that moisture is a factor of their survival. For example, mosquitoes require a stagnant water supply to lay its eggs where it will grow until it is mature, and repeat its cycle. That is why plumbing system should also be checked for leaked pipes. Include the seals of bathtub, sinks and water closet be checked for possibility of leaks. And if the seal is brittle and old better off reseal them.

Always vacuum the carpets or any furniture especially if you have pets that may possible pick-up fleas from outside. Also have habit of frequently checking your food storage for any sign of entry of beetles, moths and other pests.

So these are all the preventive pest control you may apply at home to keep your abode be free from infestation of these pest. As for professional pest control you can browse them in the web.

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