Pests are creatures that invade your home, live for free, and are capable of making you, your family, or your pet sick by contaminating the food. While not all pests are hazardous, the harmless ones simply pester us. The presence of pests like termites, ants, mosquitoes, rodents, house flies, and cockroaches often lead to the spread of illnesses and diseases while earwigs, most spiders, and stink bugs do not cause any harm.
But the presence of these creatures in hundreds and thousands of numbers needs Pointe Pest Control to eliminate their existence. In case you spot only a few of them or want to stay safe completely, follow the tips mentioned below.
1. Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Cockroaches, flour moths, ants, rodents, and slugs are all tempted to invade your home by food debris. So clearing away any possible food source is extremely necessary for a pest-free home. Clean up spilled food, wipe down kitchen surfaces, and throw away uneaten food to prevent unwanted visitors.
2. Banish the Damp
Cockroaches love to move inside to find warm, humid areas to camp out over winters. Wet areas serve as both drinking fountains and breeding areas for bugs. A sink filled with unclean dishes and stagnant water is the obvious culprit, however, hidden spots like leaky pipes beneath the sink or bathrooms can be the reason as well.
You should call the plumber if you feel any taps or pipes are leaking. Open the windows regularly to let in fresh air and sunlight banishing the damp.
Attics and basements often remain damp and dark, which makes for the perfect breeding spot for cockroaches. If you happen to open your basement after months only to realize the presence of infinite cockroaches, call Pointe Pest Control immediately.
3. Get Ants Out Naturally
If your house is frequented by ants and you do not wish to kill these creatures, you can use natural remedies. Ants hate specific smells, such as vinegar. You can try cleaning your cabinets with vinegar to not only disinfect them but also shoos the ants away.
Additionally, you can use soapy water to eliminate both ants and their chemical trail to avoid future intruders. You can even use black pepper, mint, red chili powder, turmeric, and cinnamon to dust the areas where ants have been spotted, as ants repel from these as well.
4. Seal All the Entrances
Another useful technique is to seal all entrances, such as windows, pipes, vents, roof shingles, and chimneys amongst others through which bugs can come in. Additionally, you should also block all the gaps and crevices in your houses.
Cockroaches and other pests will come out at night in search of water. Thus, sealing the gaps beneath and on top of the sink might prevent their nighttime walks.
5. Call the Experts
If you have got termites or bed bugs, the above-mentioned techniques will not help. Additionally, if the bugs have reproduced and increased significantly in number, it would be impossible to control them and eliminate them completely without professional Pointe Pest Control.