Rats, mice, moth, insects and slugs have one thing in common, they make a good team in destroying things around the home. For that reason, a homeowner should know a wide range of effective pest control measures. In certain circumstances, the destructive nature of these creatures can weaken the foundation of the house, such as in the case of termites and ants. They eat the wood from the ground up before inhabiting the interior and destroying wooden furniture and beams. Further, rats, mice and moths eat clothes and food supplies.
However, the worst of these circumstances is the health problems resulting from these creatures. They can trigger allergic reactions in asthmatic people and even cause stomach upsets because of food contamination. A homeowner should engage pest control techniques upon seeing the first signs of an unwanted pest. This is because all these creatures multiply in large numbers very quickly,and within a short space of time the situation can develop into something very serious. For example, moth lays over 100 eggs meaning seeing one of them around is an indication that over 100 larvae is potentially within your house.
Another mistake most homeowners make is by using any free technique they hear about despite its ineffectiveness. This is in a bid to save money because some methods such as using commercial pest control products can cost not unreasonable sums of money. However, failing to spend money when needed means these destructive creatures go on undeterred.
Pest Control Tips That Work
To eradicate these harmful creatures first identify the types currently in your house. This is the only way to find a good technique that gets rid of them for good. The method used to remove rats is not the same with moths and picking a general method is just a waste of time.
Identify their habitat. In most cases, pests live in dark moist places such as in kitchen cabinets, basement, under sinks and bathtubs and crevices in the walls. Target the hideout so that they have no place to run. For instance, if you are dealing with insects like cockroaches, you can pour boric acid around the hideout so that it sticks on their legs and they take it back to the holes.
Lock up any food and water supplies in the house when eradicating pests. The poisonous substances in insecticides and pesticides can contaminate your food supplies. Pests run around looking for food and they carry the substances everywhere they go.
Clean the house and its environment. When eradicating rats and mice, clean the garden and surrounding areas first because these rodents run to hide and come back to the house later. In addition, these creatures find food supplies in the garden. Do not keep garbage, dirty dishes and clothes in the house.
Seek professional pest control products especially when dealing with a number of pests.
Pest control is the only way to rid your home of unsightly creatures because if you allow them to walk, eat and live in your house, be ready for medical bills and the gawky look from your guest when rats, cockroaches and mice crisscross your table at mealtime!