The last thing you want to see is a cockroach crawling on your kitchen floor or a spider in the bathroom. If this happens, though, don’t panic! You can take steps to remove pests from your home safely—and without harming your family members, pets, or yourself. Here are some options like air fresheners, bug repellent and more. Read further to know more.
Understand what kind of pests you’re dealing with
Understanding what kind of pests you’re dealing with is the first step in managing them. There are many different kinds, including flies, ants and crickets. Bugs have different food habits and preferences, which may cause them to congregate around specific areas or food sources.
- Common household pests include ants, roaches/cockroaches, bed bugs and silverfish.
- Common street-level pests include mosquitoes and fleas.
Prevent bugs and other pests from coming into your home
The best way to prevent bugs and other pests from entering your home is to keep food sealed and stored in the refrigerator. You can use air fresheners to avoid any food odor in your house that might attract fleas. This includes egg cartons, opened boxes of crackers, and any other package that may contain food. Pests love sugar and starch, so it’s important to seal these items too! It also helps to use garbage disposal regularly so that there aren’t any leftover scraps for them to feast on.
If you want your house completely pest-free, follow these things,
- You should clean up all spills immediately
- Wipe down surfaces after meals with hot water and soap or disinfectant wipes
- Vacuum floors often without leaving crumbs behind
- Seal up cracks with caulk or foam insulation around corners where insects could enter through tiny holes in baseboards near windowsills or doors.
Safely remove pests from inside your home
Most of us have seen a bug in our homes at one time or another. If you do not see bugs, there’s a good chance they’re still hiding somewhere in your home, but they’re most likely there! Some bugs, like cockroaches and spiders, are more likely to come into your home than others. The best way to eliminate them is by using a vacuum cleaner and dustpan. Make sure that you wear rubber gloves and a mask, so you don’t accidentally spread germs from outside into the house.
It may feel counterintuitive, but don’t sweep up the bug with a broom or brush it away with your hand! This will cause the bug to scatter around the room instead of collecting in one place for easy disposal later on.
Be sure to clean up your kitchen, bathroom, and basement
Clean up your kitchen, bathroom, and basement. It’s no secret that pests love a good meal. If you want to keep them out of your home, be sure to eliminate their food sources by cleaning up food crumbs and spills in the kitchen and vacuuming dust and debris regularly.
Cleaning tubs and showers regularly are essential in the bathroom so they don’t become a breeding ground for mold or mildew; this could attract rodents or cockroaches. If you have an older refrigerator that doesn’t stay cold enough, it might be time for an upgrade!
It’s important to be vigilant about the pests that might be invading your home. Knowing how to prevent them from coming in and removing them if they’re already there will help keep your living space clean and safe. Remember! Pest control is not just for businesses or other large spaces—you can manage pests at home too!