No one likes pests. That’s why they are called pests. Unfortunately, pests come in such a wide variety of forms that it can seem nearly impossible to rid your space of pests, especially if you don’t know where to begin. You will be pleased to know that there are some simple things you can do to prevent pest problems and to get existing pest problems under control. Want to know how? Here are three most effective pest control methods:
Prevention. In order to prevent pest infestations, you must first determine which pests you wish to protect your home against. You need to understand their breeding cycles, what they feed on, which environments they thrive in, and how they go about entering a home. Once you have armed yourself with that necessary knowledge, you can go ahead with the prevention process. Prevention is a simple concept, but it takes some thought and effort. First, you must cut off all points of entry. Depending on the pest, this could mean applying weather stripping to doors, caulking cracks and crevices in the wall, and/or sealing gaps in window openings. Next, you must ensure that you aren’t providing a food source for pests. Again, do your research here. Lastly, your home environment should not be conducive to pest breeding. For example, many pests thrive in warm, damp areas; therefore, you should eliminate that type of environment in your home.
Baiting. No matter what pest you are trying to get rid of, there is a bait for that, and you can buy pest baits at almost any hardware, home improvement, or chain retail department store. The concept of baiting is simple: you put out poison that smells and tastes good to pests. The pests come in for a feast, bringing leftovers back to the entire colony. The colony eats up, and eventually every critter in the group is poisoned dead. Grim? Maybe. Effective? Yes.
Fumigation. This is another product that you can purchase at just about any major store near you. Fumigation is the process of releasing a noxious substance in the air, in order to kill every pest that breathes in that air. Fumigating is super simple, but you must be able to completely close of the space that you will be fumigating in order to make it air tight . . . and you must stay away for a length of several hours (or, whatever the manufacturer recommends).