11 April 2018

Having a Critter Disaster (And How You Can Get Yourself out of It)

Your home is your castle, you spend years saving for it, work hard to pay for it, and enjoy spending time in it, but when you get some unwanted visitors it can be quite alarming and send you into a bit of a spin. Critters and pests, insects and bugs, they can all take ownership of your home in their own creepy crawly way and it can feel like you have a huge task on your hands to get rid of them. However, some actionable steps can be taken to get rid of them for good and to avoid them in the first place. I thought I would share with you my tips and tricks.

If You Have an Infestation, Call in the Experts--

If you start to notice that more and more pests are in your home and it isn’t one off occurrences or bad luck, then you may have a bigger problem than you thought and it is time to call in the experts. A decent pest control will have your home sorted in no time at all. They have the right level of tools and know how to rid your home of pests. Be that of the bug or rodent kind. Don’t tackle a big problem on your own.

Don’t Encourage Them to Call--

While you may have pest control near by or on speed dial, you may want to try and avoid them getting into your home in the first place. There are habits you can get into to help avoid the situation. Bed bugs, for example, can be a real problem. But if you wash your bedding at a high temperature regularly then you can get rid of them quite easily before a problem occurs. You may also want to take note of your kitchen. Leaving food out or crumbs on the floor or kitchen sides is asking for trouble. This can attracts bugs like cockroaches, ants or even flies. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that having a sparkling clean house all of the time is going to stop you from ever having a problem. Just make wise choices on some of the obvious things like food and general hygiene.

Seal up Any Possible Entry Points--

You may want to take note of the exterior of your property. You may find that holes in the walls where pipes enter into your home could be the ideal entry point for many pests including bugs and rodents. Sealing them up to ensure there is no access to wall cavities or your home is going to be the ideal solution. A regular check of this is worth doing every few months to ensure that you don’t create a problem.

Think Outside of the Box--

Finally, think outside of the box when it comes to deterrents. A cat, for example, could be the ideal deterrent for rodents like mice or rats. Even if your cat lurks around your garden or stays inside, it can work wonders. Equally, having a bird tray and feed in your garden attracting birds can be a deterrent for bugs, helping to keep your home safe from infestation.

I hope these tips help you to avoid a critter disaster.

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