It is quite natural for us to find insects and other pests in our homes, but let us be honest, none of us likes to see these unwelcomed guests roaming about in our houses. Cockroaches, spiders, rats, lizards – yuck! Right? While ideally, you should get professional help to pest control your house, but there are some basic methods which you can apply yourself also. These methods will efficiently lessen pests to some degree inside your home until the professionals arrive. These are some fundamental methods to keep your house neat and tidy and in effect reduce pest problems. In this article, you will learn about such simple DIY tricks to control pests in your Utah home.
- Use Sticky Traps
It will take you only a few minutes to set glue traps in your house. You would know which areas in your house are most prone to pest attacks and set them accordingly. Pests like spiders, ants, and roaches, etcetera will be quickly caught and dispensed off.
- Clean Your Kitchen
You should give around 15 minutes daily to clean your kitchen. Wipe the countertops with mild vinegar, and vinegar will help remove trails of odor left by insects like ants. Put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher, sweep and clean your floors, wipe away any spills, keep food away, and put out your garbage. When you shop your groceries, remove any food which comes in plastic bags to airtight glass jars, especially rice, grains, nuts, and your pet foods. You will efficiently stop pests which come for meals, like cockroaches and mice, which eat indoor insects that come to feed on your food materials.
- Seal all possible entry points
Pests will use any hole to get inside your home. You can get some silicone caulk from your local hardware store to seal these holes up. Be particularly careful with windows and door frames, seal around the dryer vent, seal around the places where pipes come inside your home, and also holes through which cable wires or TV wires come. Put steel wool into the bigger holes, or use wire mesh to cover them, after that seal them up. It will in effect stop every pest from coming inside.
- Put door sweeps
Door sweeps block gaps between the floor and the lower edge of your door. These are a useful tool to prevent pests from coming in. You can get them at your local hardware store. Try to get door sweeps which stick on the door quickly with adhesive strips. Thus you will not need to drill them inside either. You can, therefore, prevent a variety of pest from using these gaps from entering your house.
- Fix leaky taps and pipes
Insects require water for survival, and a leaky tap provides a natural source for them. Hence, attend to any faucets which might be leaking in your house at the earliest. It is a highly effective method to remove pest infestation.
In addition to these methods, always vacuum and keep your house clean. These are still some necessary steps but when you want to pest-proof your home or business, give Beeline Pest Control a call today at (801) 544-9200.