Thursday, August 3, 2017

Things You Should Know About Pest Prevention And Extermination!

This post is provided by Jesse Hughes.

Pests in your home- what you need to know. 

Having pests in your property is not just an inconvenience; it can also result in a lot of damage, and it can even cause health problems for people living in your home. You should do everything you possibly can to prevent pests from invading your home. And, if you do encounter a pest problem, it is important that you make sure it is dealt with as soon as possible. 

If you do not take action immediately, the problem is only likely to get worse, and you can end up dealing with thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your property. So, what can you do to stop pests invading your home, and why is it so important to get rid of them if they do appear?

Tips for preventing a pest invasion. 

There is always a chance that pests will get into your home; but you can make it more difficult for them to do so. 

1. Block all gaps and cracks in the exterior walls of your property. It is easy for pests to gain access through them if you do not do this. 

2. Do not leave any water pooling next to the exterior of your property. Pests such as termites are attracted to damp areas. 

3. Keep around a one foot gap between your home and any bushes or shrubs that are planted around it. Pests can gain easy access from bushes which are planted closer. 

4. Do not leave garbage uncollected and make sure the interior of your home is kept clean. Things such as food scraps can be enticing for pests. 

5. Spread diatomaceous earth around your property, inside and out. It has an adverse effect on the exoskeletons of insects, and causes them to die. 

6. Have a pest control inspection carried out on a regular basis; click here for more information. 

All of these tips can help you prevents pests from entering your home, but what if they are already there?

Why you need to deal with pests quickly?

As soon as you suspect that you have a problem with pests, you need to take action. There are two main reasons for this; damage and health issues. Pests such as rats can chew through the wiring in your property, which can in turn lead to a fire breaking out. Termites are known for chewing through the wooden structures of properties, causing major structural damage. These are just two examples of damage that can be caused by pests. 

If anyone living in your home has a reduced immune system, or suffers from an illness which causes breathing difficulties, it is highly likely that they will be adversely affected by pest urine and feces.

You can see how important it is to get rid of pests as quickly as possible. It is possible to use eco-friendly methods to try and do this, including the diatomaceous earth we have already mentioned, and a soap flake and water solution which can be sprayed on insects. If you have any issues dealing with a pest problem you should call in the professionals; do not just leave the situation to chance. 

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