Even the cleanest of homes sometimes have some domestic pests like ants scuttling after a jar of sugar, mosquitoes sliding into the windows and bedbugs making themselves at home in your mattress and bedding. So at some point all homes need these pest control methods. Before resulting to chemicals, try the following home remedies first for a green world.
Keep your house very clean.
The first thing that attracts domestic pests is dirtiness. A Simple spill onto the desk may attract ants into your house. Wipe off spills as soon as possible. Mow grass and cut all bushes around the house to keep away mosquitoes that breed in such places. Empty your kitchen bins daily. If you’re cutting corners with your home cleaning, pests will detect and move in. Reach out to all corners at the daily cleaning.
Ensure proper ventilation.
Pests like dump and dark places with no direct breeze to habit and breed. Ensure your home is well lit, opened-up and dry. If necessary, use humidifiers to keep the furthest house corners that can’t be mopped daily dry.
Eliminate entry points into your house.
Take time to look about to see that you don’t have unnecessary entry points which could be letting in pests into the comfort of your property. Fill holes up, fix floors and fill up crevices that may hide pests. The longer you put repair off, the bigger chance of pests getting in. Prior to bringing any food plants and products to the house, check out to any traces to avoid transfer of pests.
Starve the organisms.
You do this by eliminating all the sources of their food and water. Throw food waste into sealed bags or snap-lid waste bins and empty daily. Keep fruits and greens in the refrigerator. Ensure dry food electronics like sandwich makers are crumb free. After a while, the pests will automatically leave your home in pursuit for survival.
Make sure your bedding dry well before folding.
When bedbugs assault your bedroom, they may be real headache. Clean your bedding habitually and make sure they dry well . Once every so often, air your mattress to divert any bugs that may have been trying to reproduce.
Use home remedies.
These include the substances we use every day like salt that stop ants from spreading any farther. Ground coffee granules are spread on the areas with bedbugs. It brings them to it and out of their hide outs. Little pieces of food can be used as bait to get the rodents in the home.
Don’t keep crop in the house.
Stored crop attracts pests like weevils that spread to any other cereals in the house and start crawling up walls in a short time. All grain should be kept in a separate store room in airtight containers or pesticides added into their packages.
Do not keep left over foods at the plates.
The aroma automatically attracts pests like the cockroaches to feast on it. Food from pets’ bowls should be removed also. The day fleas find food in these regions, they will come back over and over again.
If the situation is very bad, call professionals. After reproduction pests may get into an unmanageable stage, particularly bedbugs. This is the place you reach out to exterminators to save you from the problem. Nevertheless, as long as it’s not that serious, integrated pest control is affordable, environmental friendly and works for domestic use.