Pests are the insects or organisms that cause destruction or nuisance in any place and spread diseases. They are detrimental to the human and its property such as food, crops, livestock etc.
Pests can prove to be very harmful to humans if present in houses. Some examples of household pets are rodents, mosquitoes, bugs, insects etc. therefore, to keep them away from the house is essential to protect the life and property.
Here, we are discussing some household tips that you can follow in order to control the pests from entering the house.
TAKE HELP OF PEST CONTROL SERVICES
There are various administrations that offer pest control services. You can contract with any such service provider to visit your home and splash the drug or spray that kills the pests such as rodents and bugs in your society.
Some pest control specialist provides a customized plan on the demand of the client in order to control the pest in your area or house.
The pest control services can help you better than you yourself can do for pest control. They have some special pesticides that work more effectively on the pests. Surekill is one of the pesticides available in the liquid form and is incorporated with an automatic refill design which makes its usage easier.
DON’T LET THEM ENTER THE HOUSE
We all know that pests start breeding when they found their favorable conditions such as contaminated water or food; open cracks or gaps etc. therefore, make sure not to give them chance to grow.
Fill the hollow spaces if any, treat your sewage properly, keep your doors and windows closed and keep your house clean especially on rainy days. Along with this, keeping outside environment clean is also necessary as if pests breed outside, it will ultimately create the problem inside.
KEEP THE KITCHEN TIDY
To keep the kitchen clean is the most important part to control the pests as most of the household waste creates from the kitchen. Don’t let the crumbs or heaps of pieces lie on the floor as it invites the pests to make your home theirs. Make sure that food is properly covered and properly sweep the floor and slap of the kitchen.
GET RID OF STANDING WATER
If you want to control the pest, the first and foremost step is to properly dispose of the standing water. Standing water creates a reproducing ground for the mosquitoes and insects. Kitchen sink, the floor drain is some of the places that can attract pest to make their family. We usually ignore the standing water many times, therefore, consistently check the standing water and always get rid of it. Check all the places such as the area near air conditioners, rain gauges, and terrace area etc where a possibility of standing water may arise.
To reduce the flying pests enter in your house, choose your tube lights and bulbs by considering the following facts:
- If you are using standard mercury vapor lights in your house, then you should replace them with the high weight sodium vapor or you can choose halogen lights for the same.
- Moreover, it has been observed that the bulbs which emit pink, yellow and orange light are the least appealing to the flying creepy insects and mosquitoes.
Though it is very obvious that people put the lights and bulbs near the doors and windows, try to place it the bit away from the doorways. Also, use the shaft light if possible.
PLANTS AND MULCH
Plants and mulch can be the reason by which they can able to make their entry to your house. Therefore, ensure that if there is ant tree branch or twig that is touching any bridge of your house cut or trim them so that the contact can be eliminated. Mulch includes the wood chips or pine straws which gives a perfect house for pests to grow.
Conclusion: so, these are some of the steps that you can consider to control the pests entering your house. Apart from these, there are other ways as well to control the pests. You should keep these points in your mind as it will not only control the pest but also keep cleanliness around you.