Pest have become a common menace in our home hence there is need to control them. Whenever your house is infested with pest, the first thing that usually comes into your mind is how to effectively control them. To effectively control pest in your home or farm, you must have some skills or else you will find yourself using a lot of money buying more pesticide. It is true that you can use small pesticide to get ride of many pest in your house. Here am going to provide you with 5 tips on how to get the most out of your pest control to help you save money while at the same time to get the desired results.
· Ensure you house is clean and dry.
Most pests come to your house because they are attracted by food and water. Therefore the first thing to do is to ensure that you start making your home less enticing to pests.
You can start by:
1. Wiping up spills with soap and water
2. Emptying all the garbage cans daily
3. Keep all fruits in the fridge especially those that are ripped.
4. Sweep or vacuum your floors regularly.
5. Ensure that kitchen and bathroom areas are kept as dry as possible. Don’t let stagnant water to accumulate in those areas.
6. If you have a pet, ensure that you comb it regularly with flea comp and also wash its bedding regularly.
· Seal entryways
You should ensure that new invaders are denied access by sealing off all potential entry point. Seal any crevices and cracks in cupboards, sinks, pipes, baseboards, toilets, electrical outlets and ducts with a silicone caulk. You can also place screen just in front of cooling and heating vents and repair any holes that may exist. Keep stacked firewood, vegetation and other debris away from exterior of your home so that pests don’t find a way to climb up and come inside the house.
· Trim all tress and bushes that are near your home
This is another way to ensure that pest stay away from your house is by trimming your bushes, shrubs and trees so that they touch the house. Bushes are ideal breeding ground for most pests hence by clearing the bushes, you will help to control them from breeding .If you have flowers around your house, ensure that they are regularly pruned to actually minimize the survival chance of pests.
· Apply relevant pesticides and insecticides around your house.
Once you have starved all pests around your house, surely, there is no chance that they are going to survive. But it is recommended that you spread pesticide or insecticide, to ensure that actually no pest survives. You should be very careful when applying the pesticide. Make sure that you don’t expose your family into any danger because of careless spreading of pesticide. Pesticides are very toxic chemicals and can cause very serious health problem if it is not properly used. Make sure that you spread the pesticide in all major hiding area of pests to ensure that they don’t come back again.
· Consult experts
It is recommended that you consult experts before you use any pesticides or insecticides. This is because you might use the wrong pesticide thus getting wrong results .A pest control expert will advice you on the right pesticide and also show you how to correctly apply it.