Is your home invaded by pests? I will take that as a YES, because if you are reading this article, probably your home is already invaded by unwelcome guest.
In United States it’s common for all the people having pests inside the house. Whether its summer or winter season, these little nuisance invade your house anyway. Most common pest like mice, rats, birds, bats, squirrels, roaches, ants, termites, flies and other insects, they find a way to enter the house through any holes or cracks. And you know how harm they are, spreading diseases among family members. You don’t want to get sick or infected by those annoyance pest. So, how to get rid of these harmful pest? In this article covered up with pest control and prevention steps and guides. Also check out some pest control traps that might help you to control over mice, rats, ants, roaches, flies, bed bugs and rodents etc.
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DIY PEST CONTROL
One question may be came into your mind; “how to stop pests to invade the house?” You can take some steps before pests takes your home. Or maybe it’s too late for you, if you are reading this article. Don’t worry down here, I’m sharing too some pest control tips or steps that you could follow if you really don’t want pests around your stuffs.
You have to take these steps before spring season coming. Or else you’ll see ants already making trails in your kitchens.
Here are the pest prevention tips:
Fix leaks, clean standing water
Find and fix any all interior, exterior or rooftop leaks and cracks. Check pipes, faucets, sinks, etc. are not leaking.1
Timely clean the drainage’s properly. Make sure water flows. Mosquitoes, cockroaches, and other insects are attract to water sources.
Seal your home – tighten seal on doors, windows
Seal and caulk all the cracks and holes in doors, windows or any gaps. These cracks and holes are entryway for pests. Carpenter ants and cockroaches are often enter through doors, under windows frames, plumbing pipes, sink pipes etc.
Tips: Use compound cement or caulk to fill the cracks, holes and gaps.
Keep food where it belongs
Common pest like Ants, Flies, Cockroaches, Mice or other household insects are attracted to food sources. Your everyday items are actually active sources of attracting insects in your areas.
What best you can do? Keep the foods where it actually stored. Make sure that there is no sign of any food sources here and there in the kitchen or in any other rooms.
Not only indoors also at outdoors, clean the yards and gardens, ensure keep the food sources away from yards and gardens.
- Keep foods in tightly sealed containers or plastic bags.
- Keep garbage trashes at least 100 feet away from your house and remove them regularly.
- Keep the pet foods in a secured containers.
Clean up every mess!
Always keep an eye on where your pets and kids done mess with foods around your home. Clean that up immediately.
Also keep your yards clean, make sure there is no yard debris. Leaves, branches and are attract insects especially carpenter ants, ticks and other biting insects.
Tips: Keep maintaining your yards and lawns regularly. Clean up your basements, garages, under decks, porches and behind shutters.
NOTE: The dark places, if left unchecked, it may become pests den.
Treat the perimeter of your home
Spray insecticides around your yards, lawns and gardens on weekly basis. It will stop insects to invade your perimeter. Insecticides are good line of defense against ants, beetles, bugs, and other disturbing pests.
Tips: Consider fencing your yards, lawns and gardens.
PEST CONTROL TRAPS , TIPS AND GUIDE
Whether its summer or winter, pests can easily find a way to invade your house.
So, which kind of pests are more likely to invade the house in summer periods?
Well you know, pests are mostly active in summer season. Carpenter ants, termites, mosquitoes, roaches, spiders, mice, rats, flies, hornets, bees, wasps and bed bugs are mostly invade your home in summer days. As well in winter season you might see mice, rats, roaches, spiders, silverfish, and bed bugs are active.
Once they gain access, perhaps sometimes it’s difficult to eliminate them, but not impossible. Though I’m not a professional pest control exterminator, but I share my ideas and knowledge down here, which can save you thousands of dollars every year.
Here are some pest control traps tips that I used to get rid of pests including mice, rats, ants, roaches, mosquitoes, bed bugs and other household insects.
Mice and Rats – Pest Control Trap
Peanut Butter Traps – Traditional pest control traps
Peanut butter traps is one of my best homemade mouse trap that I used mostly when I see bunch of mice or rats hanging around my home. Looks for videos in YouTube how to setup peanut butter trap yourself. The trap usually not kill them but it will trap them until you dispose them far away from your areas.
Peanut Butter Mouse Trap
Killer or Poison Bait
Mice and Rat killer or poison are very effective against them, but also harmful for us and pets. I hardly ever using rat poison in the kitchen when pets are not around. Ask for pet friendly rat poison from your local pest control experts, they most probably have it.
If you want to have fun hunting rats and mice then you must have rat killer traps. Killer traps are meant to kill the pests, very easy to use. Just set the traps at each entry point and wait for it. Now you are a professional rat hunter. Checkout some cool mice and rat traps at AMAZON.
Live traps are generally a cage to trap the mice or rats alive. If you are thinking not to kill then live traps are best selections for you, so you can release them back into the wild. Just make sure that don’t release near the house you just caught them in. They will find its way right back to the house.
To get rid of roaches, first examine the places and areas where possibilities of roach infestation sites. You could use a flashlight to find the roach hiding places like under the sink, under the bed, behind refrigerators, gaps in cabinets, bathroom cabinets, closets and door corners.
After discovering the roach hiding spots bait them or kill them with Boric Acid, and Roach bait gel.
For major infestation of roaches like dozen of or more, you should call professional roach exterminator. They will sure eliminate them completely in weeks.
Best way to eliminate ants is applying ant bait or ant killer against them. You can either use ant bait or ant sprays in the house or pesticides outside the house. Also you can try natural methods to kill ants.
Ant Bait Gel:
Ants are the most common enemy of my house. Usually I use to kill them with Terro Ant Bait killer for major infestation. It takes time but very effective and destroys the entire colonies.
Indoor Ant Sprays:
For simple ant trails in house, I used to treat them with a pest control ant sprays which works great and safe for us and pets. If you have pets and kids in your home, it is recommended to use non-toxic pet safe ant killers.
As well for outdoors you could apply pesticides to destroy ant infestation and ant hills. Talsar Pro spray works best against ants at outdoors also safe around pets.
BED BUG CONTROL
Before eliminating bed bugs, first need to find the sign of infestation before it spreads in the house. After that try both chemical and non-chemical approaches. It takes times to control over bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Sprays:
Generally treat them with a bed bug sprays for minor infestation. Which is less costly than I ever expected.
Professional Pest Control Experts: For major infestation what you can do? CALL professional exterminators. They will eliminate them completely in weeks.
Household Insects Control
Insecticides are the most effective way to get rid of household insects, like flies, mosquitoes, spiders etc. however it’s really depend on you to use it or not in house. Most of the pesticides are toxic, so alert your family members that you’re going to use pesticides.
Interior Pesticides: Spraying pesticides around the corners and entry points could do the job perfectly.
Exterior pesticides: Talsar Pro and Suspend SC insecticides are works well against ants, fleas, ticks, roaches at outdoors,
Other options: You could use a pests repellent in home, if you don’t want to use any chemicals or pesticides indoors. There are some great ultrasonic pest repellent are available in online stores
Birds and Bats Control
Well sometimes birds and bats are also annoyance for some peoples. They can also bring some serious diseases among peoples, therefore it has to be first priority to get rid of them. Seal up every entry point, it will actually trap them inside or stop them to get inside. If they trap inside try to catch them and release them back to the outdoors. Either you will see they die inside home due to lack of foods and water, create a bad smell for weeks.
TIPS: Keep the bird feeder away from the residential areas.
Squirrels –Pest Control Trap
Squirrels are not actually harmful for humans, but they may invade your home for foods and done mess in the kitchen. You may try the following tips once they get access to home.
Keep doors and windows open, so they can leave on their own.
- Chase them out to the exit point if they don’t leave on their own.
- If they still inside the house. Trap them alive and release them far away from the house.
TIPS: Seal up every possible point of entry after the squirrel is gone.
Best Pest Control Traps You Can TRY
Best Mouse and Rat Control Traps, Baits, Live Traps
MOTOMCO Tomcat Rat and Mouse Bait/Poison:
It is advised to read the label or instructions before use it. Tomcat mouse bait is not safe for pets and peoples. Just be sure keep it stay away from the kids and pets. It is very effective against mouse and rats. Check reviews for this product at amazon.com.
BuyPlus Rodent Killer (Mouse and Rat Control Traps):
Recently releases BuyPlus rodent killer trap is one of the best pest control trap to kill mice, rats, squirrels and same-sized nuisance pests. It kills rat and mice at very first time, slight touch just need to release the killer bar. Easy to use, learn how to use. It comes with a 6 in a pack, Reusable and Durable.
Catcha Mouse Trap Live: Catcha Mouse live trap is one of best live pest control trap, which trap the pests alive. It is highly recommended if you don’t want to kill the pest, want to catch them alive.
- Pet safe mouse trap: It is completely safe around pets and kids. Extremely safe and suitable for using inside home.
- Very simple to use: Just set bait inside the Catcha live trap. Once mouse get inside to eat the bait, the spring door closes automatically. And the mouse can’t get out until you open it up.
- Reusable: It can be used again and again. After releasing the mouse, just clean it and set the trap again.
BEST ANT KILLER TRAPS, BAITS, SPRAYS
Terro Ant Killer Bait: Terro is highly recommended ant killer bait made with food base products combined with borax. It is very effective and designed to kill entire colonies. The bait allow worker ants to consume as much they can also carry it to the colony to feed other ants including queen ants. The bait takes time to take effect but it completely kill the entire ant colonies. It can be applied in both indoors and outdoors which is completely safe for pets.
Eco SMART Home Pest Control Spray (for ants and roaches): Eco smart is an organic pest control spray which is very effective against ants and roaches, Safe around Pets and kids. Made with natural ingredient like peppermint oil and Rosemary oil.
BEST ROACH KILLER BAIT
Advion Cockroach Killer Bait: Advion is a highly recommended roach killer bait. Highly active and effective against all different species of roaches. Easy to use, simply place the bait inside the cockroach bait arena and wait for it. You can kill the entire infestation with Advion Roach bait gel.
All Household Insect Killer
Talsar Pro 96 ounce (3/4 gallon): If your house invaded by various types of pests like ants, mosquitoes, roaches, flies, spiders, fleas and ticks etc.. Then this effective pest control product can save lot of money at once. Talsar Pro all in one pest control spray can kill over 75 different type of pests. It can used in both inside and outside the home and completely safe around pets. Just make sure read the instruction before use it.
Rodent Live Traps
Squirrel Live Trap: Catch the squirrels alive with AB Pro-Quality pest control Trap and later release them into the wild, so they can never find the way back to the house. Easy and safe to use, safe around pets and children. Reliable and reusable
I strongly recommend not to use any pest control product that is harmful for pets and peoples. Always try to solve the problem safely. I hope this article help you to solve problems with pests.