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Simple tricks to outwit pests in your home

When talking about any pests, people usually get the association of the ugly invaders. Not to analyze deeper the concept of “ugly,” the fact is that most pests have the capacity to cause different damage to your property, threat your health and reproduce extremely fast all over your house. You should keep them away from your home, but this is not so easy as it sounds obvious. Unless you’re an expert, well-educated and familiar with specific details about the habit of different pests, you won’t even think of many ways pests can sneak into your house. Before you face invasion and the need to call for professional help, use these simple tricks and interventions to prevent pests from even aiming at your home.

Exterior interventions – prevent pests from entering home

Pests have amazing ability to sneak through incredible ways you would never think of. You might scan your backyard and conclude that it’s clean and pest-free enough, but if you look deeper a bit into exterior walls, cracked wooden constructions, windows, gutters, and roof, you’ll a whole world living there hidden from your plain sight. These places are the potential entrance for pests into your house, so try to intervene here. Keep your backyard clean and regularly maintained. Fix cracks in doors and windows, various gaps, and cluttered gutters. Remove piles of fallen leaves and drain stale water.

Interior interventions – make your home less attractive to pests

The truth is that you can do your best to keep them away from your home, but pests can always find their way into the house. Once they’re in, the best preventive method is to do several tricks and deprive them of food and shelter inside your house. It will make your house less attractive to these invaders. Now, observe your premises in details and try to think of all the potential sources of food, shelter, and conditions for reproduction pests could use and remove them. First of all, keep your indoors clean, regularly vacuumed and polished. Further, do not leave any food or traces of food on the floor and easily reachable places.

Keep in mind that rats, cockroaches, and other pests are capable of chew through the cartoon boxes and various packings, so store your ingredients in the kitchen in metal or plastic boxes. Remove any form of piled up paper, old dusted stuff and organic material at the humid places.

Not all pests are your enemies

It probably sounds awful and scary, but supporting food chain is a natural best way of controlling pests’ reproduction inside your house. One of the most frequent mistakes people make is killing spiders. They might scare you, but they rarely harm you, and they are quite useful pest exterminators. Think of that before you slap another one next time. Having a cat as a pet is useful as well since cats don’t only eat mice, as commonly believed, but various other forms of insects.


Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Roaches: 3 Effective Solutions

Many people find bugs repulsive. And roaches usually top the charts when it comes to the level of repulsiveness. They are disgusting; they are a sign of uncleanliness and, what is worst, they are dangerous. Roaches carry all kinds of bacteria, parasitic microorganisms and many other types of pathogens hazardous to human health.

Roaches roam around and pick up these pathogens, and then, drawn by the sources of food in our homes, bring them into contact with us. They leave their droppings wherever they go, leaving a trail of harmful bacteria behind them. Ok, enough with the gross stuff.

The problem is in the fact that pesticides, however effective they may be, are far from healthy. Chemicals used to repress roaches also have many negative effects to humans. It is wise to avoid them, if possible. Luckily, there are a few good tips concerning the roach extermination problem the natural way, so listen up and stop buying those dangerous pesticides!

Make sure your home is clean

Home-cleanThe best first step towards roach extermination is a major clean-up. Your home needs to be spot clean. One of the strategic places you need to secure is your refrigerator. Make sure that all of your food is off limits to roaches, so the best tip is to keep it in sealed-tight containers. Once you placed all of the food in your house off-limits to roaches, proceed with the cleaning adventure. Start scrubbing, washing, wiping and do it with passion: you need to get all of the remains (including the droppings) out of your home!

Cleaning on a regular basis will make sure that there are no leftovers of food on the floors, in the furniture, behind doors, and in the carpets. This way, roaches will not be motivated to explore the nooks and crannies of your furniture and floors. Your house will just not be interesting to them, and you will quickly solve the roach infestation problem.

One more good technique is to use a mix of peppermint oil and water and spray it around the house. Roaches hate the scent of peppermint oil, and they will avoid it in wide circles. This simple trick will help you kick out the unwanted intruders.

Dry the roaches out

Dry-the-roaches-outIt may sound strange that this can be done, but you can make your roaches die of thirst. While roaches can last more than a month without food, they will need to have some water every week or so. Keep the places inside of your house which is usually wet as dry as possible. It means sinks, sink area, countertops and any remaining damp clothes or sponges. Be sure to do a proper job because these guys need only a drop per day to survive!

Employ your vacuum cleaner

Finally, try not to squash roaches. It will leave a messy trail of slime on your floors. Vacuuming them is a much more elegant solution. And, if you have second thoughts about exterminating a population of bugs, vacuuming does not kill them. So you can let them out into the wild if you want.