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If it seems like you have one pest problem after another, you may need to change the conditions in your home that are attracting pests. In addition to that, you might need to use residential pest control and start treatments that can eliminate and prevent pests. DIY pest control may not work as well when you have an infestation.
You may need someone with experience and knowledge of pests and insecticides to get the bugs out of your house quickly. Here's a look at some residential pest control treatments you might need and changes you might make to your home to keep pests under control.
Changes To Make Around Your Home
Changing the habitat in your home may not eliminate a pest infestation by itself, but it's a good idea to make the changes recommended by your pest control company so you don't keep attracting pests. Common things that attract pests are damp areas in the home, clutter, and food that's left out.
You might need to hire a plumber or roofer to stop a leak in your home. In addition, you might need to have water-damaged wood replaced so your home is dry. Keeping food sealed is important too. Putting food in glass, metal, or plastic is best since bugs can get inside cardboard food boxes. By eliminating food and moist living conditions, you'll eliminate two of the main attractants for pests such as roaches, silverfish, and ants.
Getting rid of clutter may not be much fun, but it helps to keep pests under control if your home is neat and orderly. Clutter is an easy place for pests, including rodents, to hide since they can burrow in and not be seen. Plus, there may be cardboard and other things in the clutter that the pests can eat.
Pest Control Treatments To Consider
If you have a serious infestation, the pest control company might suggest tenting your house and filling it with insecticide fog that spreads through your entire house to kill all manner of insects. That's an extreme and expensive measure, so if the infestation isn't too bad, the pest control company may start with spreading liquid insecticide and setting out bait.
The exact method used depends on the type of pests you have and how bad the infestation is. You may need frequent treatments at first to get rid of all the pests, and after that, you may have routine treatments every couple of months or every quarter as your pest control company recommends.Share
17 March 2022