Basic Pest Control Info For Homeowners

Posted on: 2 March 2021

As a kid, insects can be fun to watch and sometimes even play with or collect. However, as an adult, insects and other pests become things you want to distance yourself from and you definitely want to do all that you can to prevent them from infesting your home. One of the best steps you can take is to have a pest control company work with you to create a home that is as pest-free as possible. You can learn more about pests, risk factors, tips to prevent infestations, and the role a pest control company plays by reading here: 

What draws pests to your home?

Pests are looking for the same things as other living creatures. They want a place to set up their home, they want a food source, they want a water source, and they want a comfortable temperature. All of these things make your home a target because pests can get what they are looking for inside of your house. You should try your best to deprive pests of some of these things they seek in order to make your home less appealing to them. This is why you want to keep your home as clean as possible and make sure you have any moisture issues taken care of right away. Also, keep in mind that moisture issues can be bad for other reasons including mold growth as well. 

How do pests enter your home?

First, pests will make the trek through your yard to get to your home. This is why pest control will power spray the yard with pest control treatment. As the pests cross the treated yard trying to get to your home, they will hopefully not be able to make it into your home to begin with. However, should any pests wind up inside of the home, then the treatment used in the house should then get the pests before they become problematic. 

Some of the ways pests enter homes are through the smallest cracks or holes along the home, through the smallest openings around the windows or doors, through vents, or through any other openings anywhere in the home. No matter how hard you try to seal up your home, there will always be some unknown weakness that lets them in. 

Pest control will also spray around all of the known entrances, such as windows and doors which can really help to cut down on the number of pests that you'll find inside. Also, pests can come in on things you bring in from other locations, including the grocery store. This is why those inside pest control treatments are so important.

Contact a residential pest control service in your area to learn more.


From Skunks to Bugs

Almost any animal can become a household pest if the situation is right. Skunks, for example, usually build their nests outdoors, but if you happen to have a hole in your garage wall, a skunk might move in and take advantage of your warmth. Rats can also move into your home, as can a variety of insects, from earwigs to ants. If you would like to learn more about detecting these pests, getting rid of them, and keeping them away, then read the articles here. We are not pest control professionals ourselves, but we do have a lot of knowledge about this topic, and we're excited to share that knowledge with you.


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