Tips for Eradicating Pests from Your Home

Pests are a nuisance and they cause diseases in most households. This is because they will walk over our foods and we might not notice it. If the pests haven’t invaded your home yet, apply all the possible measures to keep them away. If they have already invaded your home, here are tips to get rid of them:

  1. Check What You Bring Into the House

Surprisingly, the foodstuffs you bring into the house may cause pest infestations. For instance, dry foods may have some insect eggs such as weevils or moths. The eggs hatch thus causing the infestation. Fruit flies get into our houses through fruits. Fruits may have the flies’ eggs on their skin that hatch after bringing them into the house. The solution to this is to wash the fruits thoroughly or soak them in baking soda solution for about 10 minutes to kill the eggs. Additionally, baking soda helps get rid of chemicals sprayed on the fruit or vegetables.

  1. Keep Your House Clean and Dry

Your house will attract insects if it is dirty or wet. Insects love where they can easily find food. Keep your house clean all the time. Dispose waste and food residues properly. Ensure your house is not wet. Animals and insects need water to survive. If there is water in your house, they are going to come to your house.

Cockroaches love hiding under the sink. This is because this area is warm, wet and can have food sometimes. Ensure this place is clean and dry. Repair all the leaking pipes in your house, especially the bathroom and the kitchen sinks.

  1. Get Professional Help

If your house is heavily infested and you cannot control the pests, hire professional services to get rid of them. These services are available everywhere from Caboolture to the Gold Coast at affordable rates.

  1. Use Pesticides

If your home is heavily infested, start by using mild and non-toxic pesticides. Use pesticides that are friendly to your health and the environment. If the pests are resistant to this pesticide, try using a stronger pesticide. However, exercise all precautions when using pesticides.

  1. Seal Cracks and Openings

Insects and pests use the cracks on your house to get inside. Seal all the openings where the pests are likely to get inside through. Use a mesh to seal the chimneys to avoid bat or bird infestation.

  1. Keep Pets Clean

Pets can bring in pests such as fleas and ticks in the house. When they play outside, they are likely to bring in these pests in the house. Wash and brush them regularly.

  1. Change the Lighting System

Light attracts a lot of flying insects. Avoid keeping the lights directly at the entrance of the house. Install the lights on a post away from the entrance. However, keep the lights facing the entrance of the house for security.

If the pests have not infested your home, remember prevention is better than cure. Keep your home clean at all times. The above tips will help you keep them away and get rid of them.


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