Whether you’re sitting in an office or reclining on your sofa, the last thing you want is to be joined by surprise guests. No – not someone knocking on the door that you didn’t expect, though that may be frustrating too! The last thing you want is pests!
Creepy crawlies, bugs, moths, flies, or whatever other kinds of annoying creatures that may have made their way into your space can be an absolute nightmare to deal with. The problem lies with figuring out both where they came from and how to get rid of them. In this article, you’ll find all the information you need to know when it comes to effectively protecting your property from these unwanted guests.
Get the Professionals In
Whether the infestation is mild or more severe, one of the best things you can do is call in the professionals. Whether you’re looking for commercial pest control or private home service, your area likely has an abundance of pest control services available. Look online or ask friends and family for advice on the best pest control providers in your area.
These professionals can be on the scene quickly, ready to both determine the cause of your pest control and remove these unwelcome “friends” from your property. With tactics and treatments like fumigation, poisons, or even traps, they can swiftly deal with any problem you may have.
Better still, they can help you prevent it from ever happening again by determining the flaws that have invited bugs into your home. Some of the tips they provide may include the following…
Stick To Your Cleaning Regimen
It’s no surprise that these gross creepy crawlies love dirty, sticky, messy surfaces. For that reason, one of the most effective things you can do to prevent pests from hanging out in your home is to keep it clean. Things like leftover food, unwashed plates, and even pet food can invite these creatures in for a free lunch.
Once they find a place that’s got an abundance of bug nourishment, they’re likely to stick around. Keeping your home or office clean should be a top priority. Everyone prefers a clean space anyway, but keeping pests at bay is a bonus to cleanliness.
Look Out For Damp
Another issue that can cause bugs to enter your space is dampness. Often, the signs of damp are clear, whether it’s a moldy wall or soggy floorboards. If you see any signs of mold or dampness, seek help with treating it right away. In the worst cases, you may have to remove the damp products or surfaces from your home.
In others, it may be a more simple fix. Either way, bugs love damp, dark corners of rooms, so be vigilant when it comes to spotting signs of this within your home or workplace.
Check Pets for Pests
If you’re at home and have dogs, cats, rodents, or any other kind of pets, there’s a chance that they have brought bugs into your home. Furry pets are especially good at picking up mites or other bugs on their travels, bringing them home to join the party!
Most commonly, they may have collected fleas. This causes itching and discomfort, but can also lead to fleas living in your bed, sofa, or other upholstery. Treat pets for pests regularly to prevent this from happening or to cure it after it does happen.
Try Store-Bought Sprays
If you only spot a couple of bugs, you may not wish to bring the cavalry in. Instead, you can opt to head to your local hardware store and pick up some bug sprays. These sprays are usually intended to be targeted at the bugs when you spot them, though some are designed to deter pests as well.
Burn a Candle
Speaking of deterrents, there are other preventive measures you can take to try and keep pests at bay. There are many candles, oils, and diffusers that have scents designed to deter bugs from entering the home. One of the most common scents is citronella, which you can get in a wide variety of forms including candles, incense, and more. These are good, but should not be your main focus, as they will not work alone in a dirty or damp space.
These simple tips will help you both prevent and treat any infestations in your home or workplace. If it’s serious, calling the professionals is always the best idea. Trying to treat a huge influx of bugs alone is never going to be a success. And remember, be clean!