Bugs can be some of the biggest pests around. I am yet to come across anyone who is okay with them crawling in their home. When you have a bug problem, you may want to analyze the situation from the top. They do not just invade overnight; they come into your home and stay because the atmosphere is conducive for them. So, before you find ways to fight them, you may want to start by looking at the reasons why they are there in the first place.
Bugs thrive in dirty areas. They love a dirty kitchen with food leftovers all over the place. You may want to:
Wipe the countertops with water and vinegar. The food particles that are left after preparation could be your worst enemy in your fight to keep bugs out of your home. This solution keeps the surfaces clean without scraping them harshly.
- Fix leaky faucets
Pests need water to thrive, and so they like leaky places. Fix all your leaky faucets to deny them the opportunity for moist dwellings. If you create an atmosphere that is not conducive for them to thrive, they will hardly inbreed.
- Clean the corners
Bugs breed in crevices and corners that are hard to reach. You may want to ensure that you address those places the next time that you do your thorough cleaning. It may take you more time, or even demand that you bring in a professional with specialized tools, but it cleaning these areas will go a long way in helping you rid your house of bugs.
- Keep the trash can covered
The trash can will attract all sorts of pests. As much as you may clean the house from the top, if the rash is not disposed of as soon as possible, your work could be in vain. Keep the trash can open and empty it often.
If your house is sparkly but the pests still will not give you a break, you may want to consider measures that are more stringent.
Use commercial sprays on your tabletops and shelves to keep the pests away and to deny them of breeding bases.
- Roach gel
Roaches are a menace that if left unattended for a few months, gives rise to a colony that could bring your home down. Roach gels are some of the most efficient ways to get rid of them. Apply the substance in places where they frequent, especially the crevices and dark corners where they are likely to breed. The gel infiltrates their internal system and kills them. It also kills the eggs, ensuring that the next generation does not survive.
The most efficient way of ridding your home of bugs for a long time is through the services of professionals. A company that specializes in pest control knows the areas that they are likely to be found. The commercial solutions that you buy in the store can only work so well before the pests become smarter and evade them altogether.
Most professional treatments make use of chemicals that are friendly to your family and the pets, so you do not have to move unless you want to. They also work to get rid of the menace for life by tracking the areas that the bugs are likely to hide and breed.
If you have been battling with pest control and the sprays are not working as well as you wish they would, hire a professional to help you out.
Written by BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care. BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care offers the best service for pest control in Columbia, MO.