14 Nov What to Do When You Have a Pest Problem
It happens to the best of us—you notice little brown dots in your kitchen or bathroom, or perhaps you see bugs flying around the outside of your home. Unfortunately, these are signs that you have pests in your home, and there’s no avoiding it—they’re just going to keep coming back if you don’t take action immediately. Pests can be extremely difficult to deal with on your own, so it’s best to call in a Slidell pest control company as soon as possible.
How to Get Rid of Insects
Getting rid of insects can be tricky—especially if you are first time homebuyers on a budget. Fortunately, there are many different approaches for controlling pests, and some work better than others depending on where you live.
Whether you call them nuisance pests or invaders, it’s never fun having creatures buzzing in your house. But unless an insect is considered dangerous (e.g., brown recluse spider), state-level guidelines determine what pest control options professional companies may use within their service areas—which means that at least one kind of chemical might not be an option if it isn’t permitted in your area.
How to Use Homemade Traps
The most effective method of pest control is also one of the easiest, such as DIY traps. You don’t need any special equipment, just some cardboard and peanut butter. A good way to keep pests away from your home is by laying out pieces of cardboard with small amounts of peanut butter on them, which will attract hungry pests away from your home. Just place them near doors or windows or other places where pests are commonly seen or heard. Then, whenever you see insects buzzing around in front of your home, lay down another piece of cardboard; they’ll be attracted to it instead. Also check for areas where rodents might be getting into your home through holes in walls or foundations.
When All Else Fails…Call Your Local Pest Control Company!
Pest control is something that everyone should think about when it comes to protecting their home. You never know what kind of animals or pests are out there, just waiting for their chance to get inside your home. So if you notice anything strange, call your local pest control company immediately!
Some signs of a pest issue include: droppings and carcasses around your home, especially near entrances and exits; burrows in yard dirt mounds; pungent odors from within walls or trees; spotted insects inside house walls; bugs showing up on windowsills at night. The sooner you can report these problems to professionals, the better chances they will be eliminated before causing further damage to your property. There are also ways to try to preemptively prevent pests invading your home, such as hiring the best insulation contractors possible or ensuring all windows and doors are sealed properly as soon as you move in.