Pests are a nuisance and potentially harmful. Taking the appropriate steps to combat pest problems will mitigate the issue popping up or from growing out of control. Of course, you can always call an exterminator. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a recommendation. If you are looking to save time and money, then you can take matters into your own hands by using the following methods.
Boric acid powder, like Borid, works as localized pest control for spot specific problems. Sprinkle it behind the refrigerator or around the stove, washing machine or wherever you suspect pests might be. It kills roaches, water bugs, ants, fleas, and silverfish. Many pest control powders continue working for more than three months. Be sure to read the precautions as the ingredients could potentially be hazardous to children and pets.
You can find most of the professional grade insecticide sprays in stores and online. If you’re looking to save some money, you can pick up the generic brands at a lower price. Just be sure to follow all instructions.
If the task involves drilling or digging for termites proceed with caution. Such tasks can be an enormous undertaking and might be best left to the professionals.
For ants and roaches don’t hesitate to use well-known brands, like Combat, that the pests will take back to their nests and destroy it from the inside out. Just be sure to read the safety precautions.
Sometimes harmful chemicals aren’t necessary to eliminate a pest problem. Make sure that trash and food remnants aren’t left lying around the house as these are fantastic ways of attracting unwanted house guests.