Different parts of the world have different types of pests. The creatures that creep into your home to cause you stress could be completely unlike the ones that someone on the other side of the world has to deal with. No matter what kind of animal it is; however, they’re called pests for a reason. Mice, cockroaches, ants, termites, flies, and so many others are small enough to sneak into a home only to be noticed when they start causing damage.
Don’t Leave Windows Wide Open
Bugs can’t help but be drawn to an open window. The warmth, light, and smells coming from your home will attract them and encourage them to stay. If you must keep your windows open either to ventilate or cool down, close the doors to other rooms and don’t open the windows to their fullest for long periods of time.
Certain chemicals are ideal for repelling insects. Peppermint, lavender, citronella, and tea tree are all used to keep homes smelling fresh while also deterring spiders and other unwelcome visitors from your home.
Call in the Experts
Sometimes a pest problem is too big or complicated to tackle alone. Professionals in the field have all the experience and tricks you need to solve the issue once and for all. Get in touch with Shield Pest Control to discuss your pest problem, and they can suggest the next steps. Experts will also have specialist equipment designed to deal with different kinds of pest. They will also know which animals are protected by law and must be dealt with in another way.
Keep Track of Your Cat
If your cat is a skilled hunter, you are most likely already familiar with the trauma of discovering a half-eaten bird or rodent somewhere in your home. Despite your cat’s best intentions, it is up to you to prevent it from bringing in unwanted creatures. Mice are particularly frustrating since a cat can accidentally release a live mouse into the home, where it can then gnaw at walls and furniture, leave droppings, and steal food. Fortunately, there are tactics you can exploit to restrict your cat’s ability to unleash pests into your home. You should also treat them for fleas and ticks so that these pesky bugs don’t become a problem.
Store Food Properly and Keep Your Kitchen Spotless
Seal your food and store it in places that plucky creatures can’t access. Keep cupboard doors firmly closed, and don’t leave food containers or packaging open. Wipe the kitchen counters and appliances on a regular basis so that a buildup of crumbs doesn’t inspire pests to infiltrate your home in search of snacks.
Close the Gaps
Creepy crawlies are geniuses at finding the smallest cracks in your home and hiding there to avoid detection. These cracks and gaps are often their routes into your home, too. Depending on the location of the gap, use the appropriate material to block it off and prevent unwanted visitors. You may find it more effective to hire a professional contractor for the job.
Hopefully, this information will help you keep your home free from pests.