Tips for Preventing Unwanted Pests in Your Home
The warm season is coming, which we have been waiting for so long. But unfortunately, it brings us not only joy but also a lot of trouble. Various insects are activated, they penetrate houses and apartments, causing a lot of trouble: they bite, annoy, spread infections, spoil things. Preventing the problem is easier than dealing with it.
- Keep your kitchen clean, don’t leave leftover food on the table, don’t leave dirty dishes, wash work surfaces thoroughly, and take out the trash more often. Since this can it can lead not only to the invasion of pests, but also rodents. And you will need to contact the rodent control service.
- Hang mosquito nets to keep insects out of open windows. Doors to the balcony can be closed with a tight-fitting curtain.
- In the Event of a Bee Invasion, You Can Contact the Bee Removal Service.
- Make sure that the gaps in the floor, walls, and behind the skirting boards are carefully sealed, and the ventilation grilles are closed with a dense mesh.
- Some insects are attracted to damp places, so try to get rid of dampness in the house, and arrange effective ventilation, especially in the bathroom and in the kitchen.
And most importantly, you can contact pest control Bery to protect your home from pests.
Pest Control Methods
But what to do if insects start up at home, how to deal with their invasion? Fortunately, in the modern world, there are enough tools that can save you from unwanted “guests”, the main thing is to know when and what to use!
Most often, houses and apartments are attacked by cockroaches, bedbugs, fleas, moths, ants, mosquitoes, flies, and centipedes.
The fight must begin from the very first day of their appearance since pests of any kind multiply very quickly.
Cockroaches infest kitchens and bathrooms because they like damp places and feed on leftover food. These pests are unpretentious in food, they can eat soap, taste your passport, and will not even give up glass and metal.
The answer to the question of how to get rid of cockroaches and other insects is simple. The most effective way is, oddly enough, restoring complete cleanliness and order in the apartment. Such measures will not work immediately, but in the long run, they will create unbearable conditions for the life of cockroaches. If it was not possible to quickly get rid of cockroaches in such ways, methods of their direct destruction should be used. This is by far the best way to get rid of cockroaches, providing quick results and the ability to apply anytime, anywhere.
Using powder pesticides necessitates distributing them in areas where insects congregate. With a pencil (insecticidal chalk), the apartment is processed in a similar way. The only difference is that the pencil can be used on vertical surfaces, effectively limiting insect migration.
No matter how fast and invisible cockroaches are, you can get rid of them with the help of well-known Velcro and traps in which they either hide or stick to and can no longer get out. The advantage of this method is that it does not require time and effort for pest control.
Bedbugs are one of the most dangerous insects, it is quite difficult to remove them, and parasites are active only at night. Bedbugs avoid light, live in secluded places, and are not far from humans. Bed bugs feed on blood. After their bites, redness, and irritation, accompanied by itching, remain on the human body.
Fleas are small, wingless, blood-sucking parasites that bite painfully and carry various infections. Each flea lives from several months to one year, and parasites can live in houses that can bite not only domestic animals, and birds, but also parasitize humans. Flea bites, although not fatal, are still very unpleasantly itchy, and sometimes can cause severe allergies. Fleas can be carriers of serious infectious diseases.
Moths in a person’s home can breed all year round, eating all the contents of wardrobes. Some types of moths settle in kitchen cabinets, damaging all food. It is not easy to get rid of insects in an apartment, it is easier to prevent their appearance with preventive measures. Pests eat everything: wool, feathers, felt, fur, book bindings.
Mosquitoes come in from the street through open doors and windows. They choose damp, dark places for their dwelling, so you can observe their accumulation in basements, pantries, and closed rooms. It is easiest to get rid of and protect yourself from this type of insect. Insect bites cause itching, irritation, and even allergies.
Red house ants live in cracks in ceilings and walls, under parquet and skirting boards. Ants are omnivorous, they eat both sweets and meat products, and they climb wherever they can. These insects live in large families and colonies.
Flies are no less annoying insects. The development of insects occurs with the accumulation of perishable substances, where female flies lay their eggs. They feed on food products, and garbage and are mechanical carriers of pathogens of various diseases.
Centipedes are the “neighbors” of man. They will start if the house is humid or warm. How to get rid of them? These centipedes do not pose any threat to humans. They are dangerous only for their potential victims – other insects. In the fight against insects in the house, the centipede can serve a person in good stead. Its victims will be cockroaches, spiders, ants, flies, bedbugs, fleas, and moths, in addition to insects – slugs and snails. Thus, it is up to the owners of the apartment to destroy the flycatcher or not.
It is not difficult to get rid of centipedes in the house. The main thing is to deprive them of favorable conditions:
To control humidity, if the apartment becomes drier, the arthropods will stop breeding and may leave the room altogether.
- Ventilate the bathroom more often by opening the door at night. Eliminate mold.
- Seal cracks in the walls, at the junctions of the bathtub and walls, near the doors, from where arthropods get inside.
- Install mesh on windows and vents.
- Bring out “domestic” insects – the main food of centipedes.
- Tidy up the area around the house (remove heaps of garbage, last year’s rotting leaves, old trash).
If the centipedes have been bred excessively in the apartment, they can be destroyed immediately along with other insects (cockroaches, bedbugs, etc.). There is no special remedy for centipedes, so you can apply poison from other crawling parasites and it will work with equal effect.