Spring is here, and it’s bringing sun, rain, warmth, and pests right along with it. That’s right: when you start opening the windows to let the warm air in, the pests are waiting to get into your home, too.
It’s important for all homeowners to know the basics of pest control & prevention so they can keep their homes safe from unwanted invaders. We’re here to offer some advice.
Read on to learn all about how to prevent and control pests.
1. Do: Make Prevention Part of Your Seasonal Routine
The best method of pest control is prevention. Preventive pest control will save you a lot of time, money, and stress as long as you’re consistent with it.
Every time you do home maintenance or a seasonal deep-cleaning session, incorporate pest prevention. Look for any potential entryways for pests (like holes or gaps), check for leaks, and make sure that there’s no food or rotting organic matter anywhere in the house.
By making prevention part of your routine, you’ll also be more likely to catch problems as soon as they arise (which makes them easier to fix).
2. Don’t: Let a Problem Go on For Too Long
If you’ve identified an infestation, it’s in your best interest to take care of it right away. Once you know that your best problem is more than just one or two accidental pest invaders, call a pro.
Pests multiply fast. For example, mice can have 10 litters per year! If you wait too long to evict those unwanted roommates, you’ll have a whole army of them on your hands and they’ll be much harder to remove.
3. Do: Call a Professional When You Need Help
If you’ve never had to remove pests on your own before, it’s best to call a professional pest control company to help you. There are a few natural pest control methods that anyone can do at home, but serious issues require serious work.
For example, someone with a small gnat infestation can likely get by with a jar of vinegar and dish soap to get rid of the problem. If you have something dangerous, like wasps, however, you’ll want a pro like reliabletsolutions.com to help.
4. Don’t: Use Dangerous Chemicals on Your Own
There are plenty of types of pest control products on the market for people who want to “DIY it,” but many of them are dangerous. If you have pets, children, or anyone with respiratory issues in your home, it’s not worth the risk.
If natural methods aren’t working, don’t try to use chemical sprays or toxic traps without the guidance of a pest control expert, or you may end up doing more harm than good.
Pest Control & Prevention: Are You Ready for It?
Every homeowner needs to know about pest control & prevention. It’s more than likely that you’ll experience a pest problem at least once. Keep these “dos and don’ts” in mind next time you’re planning your pest prevention and control routine.
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