What do you do when you have pests? The summer can brings a number of pests into your home and garden and then as autumn approaches, a lot of pests and bugs are looking for somewhere warm to stay. Every year we have problems with wasps in Sept and then mice coming in for the winter. I don’t count myself an expert, but here are a few things I have learned. For more about getting rid of pests, visit Dead Pestz, which is a great information resource.
Spring and summer bring with them bugs and pests that invade you home and end up being a nuisance to you and your family. These creepy crawlers will invade your garden, home and compound. To get rid of pests and protect yourself, you can use natural ways or chemicals. Whenever you use chemicals, ensure you take the nacessary precautionary measures since these chemicals do not only affect pests and bugs but also affect you and your family.
Here is a list of some efficient pests and bugs control DIY’s that will give you the protection you desire to enjoy indoors and outdoors during spring and summer.
You might have had hard times fighting an army of ants invading your home. You can prevent ants from your home by spraying borax powder or boric acid at all entrances and on any trail that you come across.
If you home is already infested, mix boric acid with flour or sugar (ensure it’s out of reach from children); ants will transport the grains to their nest and once they feed on them they will die. You can also prevent their invasion by cleaning all surfaces thoroughly, securely storing all food at night, washing floors often and disposing trash daily.
- Mosquitoes and Flies
To protect yourself from mosquitoes, ensure you eliminate all sources of stagnant water within your compound like empty soda cans, wading pools, bottles, long grass, weeds, and gutters.
Flies are a common nuisance during summer as they breed in sewage, water, garbage, lawn clippings, animal waste, and rotting food. Removing all litter in your yard will solve this problem.
- Cockroaches and Silverfish
These night prowlers are attracted to dark, warm and humid spots; therefore, they hide anywhere in your home.
Roaches emerge at night and will feed on crumbs, pet food, wax, paper and glue. Sanitation is key to getting rid of roaches as they will have nothing to feed on. You can also use commercial products like insecticides to get rid of pests and prevent them from invading your home.
- Bees and Wasps
Bees and wasps will swarm around food, drinks and trash cans; therefore, getting rid of these sources of temptation will see them disappear. Yellow jackets will visit any sugary foods and therefore, watch out for them near garbage and around picnics. You can prevent this by covering any foods you carry outdoors and sealing your trash can at all times.
Ensure you frequently inspect your building, attics, bushes and under eaves for any bees and wasp nests. You can use a commercial product to get rid of these nests or you can seek the services of a licensed pest control professional to get the job done.
- Fleas and Ticks
During summer, fleas and ticks will follow your pet to your home. You can keep them away by bathing and combing your pet frequently as well as cleaning beddings.
Regular vacuuming of carpets and any upholstered furniture is also highly recommended. If you are unable to get rid of pests like ticks and fleas by yourself, use insecticides or seek the services of an exterminator.
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