5 Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free

July 22, 2019 Off By Tyson Palazzi

Today there are many services available to keep your home free of pests, as well as a myriad of D.I.Y. options available. It’s difficult to know where to start, so let’s hope this short article will help. 

 Rodents such as rats are especially harmful to both homes and health. They are elusive and incredibly hard to catch. Hiding deep within our homes, they prefer to live in hard to get at places. Confirmation of a rat invasion can be difficult to confirm.  

It has recently been discovered that there was even a major pest problem in Gobekli Tepe, the world’s oldest inhabited temple complex in the world, dating back to 9000 B.C. 

 Keep your home clean, well disinfected and scented 

Insects, rodents and reptiles have a deep revulsion of the smell of soaps and disinfectants. They are also repulsed by fragrant odours, especially citrus. Get your rubber gloves out and methodically treat the affected areas with bleach and disinfectant. You must be thorough and remember to throw away the gloves after use. 

Don’t leave rubbish and other waste unattended

Apart from hygiene issues, other unwanted guests, such as snakes, could well follow. You do not want to get bitten or pick up a disease in your own yard. 

 Regularly leave traps 

 Baited traps, whether laid by you or by a professional pest control company are important. Even after an infestation has been dealt with, this should be an ongoing course of action to keep pests away. A professional pest control company will always lay traps and then return to re-lay them again about a fortnight later. 

Rodent management in the Home 

 If one rat is found in your home, then it’s likely that you are already infested. Do not wait for the situation to get worse, be proactive and act right now before you are overrun. Do not forget that you are taking on some of the greatest survivors on our plant. Maybe it is best to call an experienced, qualified, company for an on-site survey to establish the species of pest and its locationOnce the extermination process has been completed they will swiftly dispose of the carcasses and mess. They remove all their equipment before re-laying their traps and leaving the site. 

 Insufficient pest control can lead to overwhelming consequences. 

  Salmonella, rat-bite fever, tapeworm and Hantaviruses, the list goes on. Rat borne disease killed over 50% of Europe’s population back in the 14th Century. So, be careful. 

If you can spot these creatures both day and night could well have a population of 5000 plus to deal with! 

Dealing with these problems yourself can be fraught with danger and may require the services of a pest control company. They can deal with many kinds of threats with low-toxicity methods.  And it is not just mice and rats. They can deal with cockroaches, bee and wasp hives and even reptiles. They can efficiently keep these threats at bay, whilst stopping new infestations.