How to Get Rid of Pests in your Home

How to Get Rid of Pests in your Home

Are you annoyed with pests in your home? Do you want to get rid of them? Well, in this article we will tell you guys how to get rid of pests in your home.

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Regardless of how small a pest is, it causes a great deal of discomfort to a lot of people. It is really difficult to make your home completely pest free forever. At one point or another, you are likely to run into the pest problem in your home. So how to tackle this issue? Luckily, there are some simple and practical ways to avoid this repeated pest problem which you will find in this article.

So without any delay, let’s clean house!

Getting Rid of Pests in your Home

A house infested with pests like cockroaches, ants, flies etc. can cause you discomfort. If you don’t want your house to end up infested with insects and pests, which is beyond your control, then you need to do the following:

Seal your Doors

Most of the times, cockroaches, ants and other insects enter your home through gaps in your entrance door. Cover the gaps in your doors with nylon brush sweeps. Attach these nylon sweeps at the bottom of your door, so that no insect can enter in your home.

How to Get Rid of Pests in your Home

Look for the Cracks or Holes in your Home

As pests are quite small, they can enter the home through cracks or holes that are barely invisible to us. Look at the exterior of your home and see if there is any crack outside of your home. Check the windows, pipes, vents, chimneys, loose or crumbling bricks or rotting wood because these are the entry points and possible nesting areas for these bugs. If you see any holes or cracks around the exterior of your home, have them filled up immediately to avoid any pest infestation.

How to Get Rid of Pests in your Home

Maintain your Lawn

Most of the pests come from outside. Which is why, keeping your lawn clean and maintained is one way of keeping the pests away from your home. Mosquitoes and fleas need water in order to breed. So, avoiding the formation of puddles of filthy water in your lawn would significantly reduce mosquito population at your home.

How to Get Rid of Pests in your Home

Try to Keep your House Clean

Cleanliness is the key in terms of keeping the pests away from entering your home, especially your kitchen. Kitchen is the one area that should be kept clean as it is one of the hot spots for pests to find food. You should always keep your food in the refrigerator or in a sealed containers to keep these unwanted guests away from your home.

Also, use a vacuum cleaner once a week to clean all your rooms and make sure that your trash bins are covered with lids and are emptied regularly.

How to Get Rid of Pests in your Home

Use Insect Killer Spray or Powder

There are a lot of insect killer sprays and powders available in the market that can helps us in getting rid of these pests from our home. Buy any of the insect killers from the market and spray it at every corner in your home, especially the points such as doors, windows and tiny cracks etc. as these are all entry points for the bugs.

However, the spray is not enough alone for Insects like cockroaches. Roaches are few of the toughest creatures on the planet. So you’ll need to resort to the power of “chappal” for the roaches to meet their bitter end.

Tip: You can spray your cupboards with vinegar to get rid of ants. Not only does it disinfects the area, but also kills the ants.

For your convenience, we have attached a link for different DIY insect killers. Click here.

Use Insect Trap

You will find a variety of insect traps in the market. Go to your market and buy any trap you think is good enough to get rid of this pest problem. For example, the sticky trap has an odour that attracts insects, which then gets stuck to the surface and die.

Consult a Professional Pest Control Company

When you think that you’ve done all the things and still your problem hasn’t been solved, then hiring a professional pest controlling company would be a wise decision. They will inspect all the nooks and crannies of your home. Once the inspection is completed, their team will disinfect all areas infested with pests. Yes, it will be expensive, but you will get rid of this problem.

There you have it! This is how you can get rid of pests in your home. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments section.

Written by Umer Zahid