The presence of pests is a menace in the home. They help propagate germs and bacteria around the house. They perch and feed on stored and cooked food. They are an absolute danger to our health and wellbeing. Some pests are agents of destruction as they feast on more delicate material like the wood used in constructing the building.
Their activities can create repair and replacement problems. In some cases, the damage may require renovations to get the house back in shape. Here are some simple but effective tips to keep the pests out and maintain your home.
Pests are creepy, tricky, and destructive creatures. Their presence is most times hidden from plain sight until visible damages begin to occur. Most pests are known by the damage they cause, and by this time, it may be too late. Fumigation is one way to combat and protect your home from such invasions. Before renting or purchasing an apartment, it is crucial to perform a building and pest inspection. It would inform you of any hidden defects caused by the presence of pests and covered by others. You also get to know areas of the home vulnerable to invasion from pests. Chemicals like methyl bromide, acrylonitrile, and phosphate are harmful to bugs, and these are in the fumigation mix. The smell diffuses into their hideouts through the holes and spaces. It then chases them out or eliminates them. Regular fumigation keeps the home free and healthy.
Avoid Stagnant Water
Most pests thrive in waterlogged environments. They live and propagate in water, and this can lead to a spiral increase in their numbers. To avoid this, do not leave standing water, pooling drains, or leaking taps around the home. Standing water or wet surfaces is a calling sign for pests and rodents to congregate.
Seal up Opened Spaces
Sometimes a crack in the wall or hidden holes may be the point of entry for pests. Pests like rats, cockroaches, and lizards can find their way into your home through such holes. They are also good at digging their way into your home if you are not vigilant. Always carry out periodic inspections to identify such entry spots. Fill up the openings with the required material to discourage the pests. Also, there might be holes in your window net, spaces underneath the door, in the wardrobe, and other places in the house. Make sure you seal them up, so they do not become a passage for pests.
Sanitize your Environment
This includes all the practices involved in keeping your home tidy. Some of which are listed here. Don’t allow dirt to linger in your environment; take out the trash on time. Get rid of waste food, fruits, and spilled drinks. They invite all forms of creeping animals.
Do your gardening to discourage weed growth which can become a habitat for pests. Don’t leave dirty plates in the sink or store dirty clothes for long. Takedown cobwebs and sweep enclosed places as often as you can. These are a few of the ways to sanitize your environment. I’m sure you can come up with more.
Decongest Cluttered Areas
Cluttered areas create room for pests to hide around the home. When there are no cluttered areas, they feel uncomfortable and leave. In crowded areas, they can hide between books, clothes, inside boxes, etc. With fewer items piled up in one location, pests are easily seen and controlled.
The home is the one place you find comfort and serenity. Having your home taken over by pests is discomforting. With these tips, you should be able to keep the bugs far away.