Probably you have spotted pests in your home, and you cannot sleep one more night knowing that those creepy-crawlies are making themselves comfortable within your home. Before you hit the shelves in search of products that can kill and prevent further pests infestation, there are a few things you should know.
1. Killing the bugs you see won’t fix the problem
Yes, that’s the reality.
The bugs you see are likely to be just a small fraction of a bigger infestation in your property. For instance, when you spot termites, the chances are that you have a bigger infestation. These insects can chew away from your entire property structure. They can also produce thousands of eggs daily, and that means they multiply very fast. That means squashing one or two termites isn’t getting you anywhere. Instead, consult with a Novi pest control expert for effective pest extermination and control.
2. They can itch rides on you and your loved ones
One of the common ways pests finds their way to your home is you and your loved ones. Right from visiting an infested property to leaving your luggage in a pest-infested motel room, you can bring pests from different locations to your precious home. It is, therefore, recommended to check your luggage and trip belongings before you keep them in your home. You should also wash your clothes thoroughly and if you had traveled with your pet, keep an eye on it.
3. Trial and error adds pretty quickly
Spotting bugs in your home has never been a pleasant sight, and it can send to a local store with no clue of what you are supposed to buy. Therefore, you should research before you attempt to exterminate pests on your own.
Note that different over the counter products work differently on different pests. Unless you are absolutely sure of the exact ant you saw or the fly, you spotted in your kitchen. You should also know the extent of the infestation rather than fighting a bunch of pests until the season changes. These are enough reasons to contact a professional pest exterminator to handle the pest issue.
4. A clean property can get pests too
Well, a clean house is a good way of keeping nearly all creepy bugs away. However, your crumbs and overall clutter isn’t the only way pests can find their way into your home. Rats and mice might come looking for some kind of warmth while cockroaches might end up in your home in their quest to find moisture. Here are tips to keep pests away from your home.
- Check both the exterior and interior perimeter of your home and ensure all entry points that could let in pests are perfectly sealed.
- Drain all forms of stagnant water.
- Seal away tasty aromas and declutter your property.
Always remember that with negligence, you will always be outnumbered. Some pests multiply very fast and can cause property damage within a very short time. Therefore, it is always in your best interest to work with an expert.