Most homes face unwanted pests at some point or another. Not only are pests annoying and unwelcome in our homes, but they can carry disease, cause allergies, and even damage the structure of your home. It is possible to get rid of pests yourself in some cases, but sometimes the situation requires that you call for professional pest control services.
How Do Pests Get Into Your Home?
Bugs and pests are usually so small they can gain entry to your home through the tiniest of cracks or holes. Ants, spiders, cockroaches, termites, flies – they can all take up residence in your home through openings you don’t even notice. If you spray chemicals in the right areas, you might be able to prevent entry of these pests.
Do It Yourself Pest Control Solutions
There are many over-the-counter pesticides and sprays that can be used to kill pests already in your home and help prevent new pests from coming inside. You can treat the obvious areas around your doors and windows, the attic, basement, and garage. Don’t forget to spray areas like where the water pipes or electrical wires come into your home. Keep in mind that while you can buy these products they may present health risks when you spray in your home for you, your family, and your pets.
Do It Yourself Preventative Steps
There are a number of things you can do in and around your home to help prevent a pest infestation.
- Repair any holes or rips in window screens and screen doors
- Immediately clean up any spills and crumbs from counter tops and floors
- Keep tree branches and bushes trimmed away from your home
- Ensure your siding, decks, and exterior trim is in good order (make repairs as needed)
- Keep non-perishable food in sealed glass or plastic containers in the pantry and cupboards
- When to Call for Professional Pest Control Services Instead of DIY
While it is a good idea to take as many preventative steps as possible to help keep pests out of your home, there are situations that require professional help. If the risk of infestation can cause serious damages to your home, or you could experience health risks as a result of the pest infestation – you should always call the professionals at Hoffer Pest Solutions. Professional pest control services enlist the help of high-tech equipment you don’t have access to as a homeowner, as well as offer a variety of treatment options that are safer for children and pets. In addition, professional pest control technicians are knowledgeable about a wide range of pests and wildlife. They are able to treat the problem you have now as well as prevent future infestations from occurring with our specially designed pest control programs.