Spotting a cockroach, mouse, or other such creatures in your home can be terrifying. Pests can be a serious threat to your health and the health of your family. Luckily there are some very simple things you can do to save your home from pests’ invasion.
Following are some effective steps that you can take to keep pests away from your home.
Keep your house clean
Use hygiene as a method to control pests. Clean any crumbs or spills right away. When your house is properly cleaned there’s no food for the pests to feed on.
Make sure to clean your floors, countertops, and dispose of your garbage regularly.
Wash your clothes, curtains, bedding on a regular basis, especially if you see stains.
Some pests like ants, cockroaches, and flies love to feast on your leftover food; so keep it in airtight containers or mason jars.
Most pests are attracted to moisture; fix all the pipes, cracks in the shower, and keep your sink clean and empty to avoid attacks.
Repair all the cracks and holes
Pests can enter your house from even the tiniest of cracks, crevices, and holes.
Fill any holes or cracks in pipes, ducts, sinks, toilets or electrical outlets to keep pests away from your home.
Check all the windows, doors and seal for any gaps and make sure to take care of ‘em. you may need professional help to get the job done. They will charge you money but it’s a good investment as such repairs will not only prevent pests from attacking your home but may also add value to your house, offering a good return on investment.
Use less toxic natural pesticides
If you spot pests in your house then try to use natural pesticides first. Natural pesticides like boric acid can be poisonous to some insects like ants, cockroaches but it is way less toxic for humans and the environment.
Simply dust some boric acid on the cracks or crevices of your walls and corners. Insecticidal or fatty-acid soaps are other less toxic options to kill soft-bodied insects like fleas and mites.
Many volatile pesticides are also available on the market, however, read the label carefully before using them and strictly follow all the labeled instructions. They can be dangerous for humans, hence it is important to be careful.
Consider Pest Control Service
If you have tried all the prevention and pest control measures but pests are still hanging around then it is the time to call a pest control Toronto service provider.
While you can take care of a few pests on their own, major infestations would require professional help. Pests multiply at a very quick rate, neglecting ‘em can be very serious as some can make you ill or destroy your property.
Get in touch with a professional pest control company to take care of things. They have different machines and techniques to take care of all kinds of pests, from bed bugs to rodents to cockroaches.