One of the worst things that can happen in any home is a pest infestation. It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. If this ever happens, the first thing you’ll want to do is get rid of them. Quickly! However, if you’ve never had to deal with it before then how do you know where to start? I’ve put together a handy guide for getting rid of pests. In record time! Without having to move house.
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Locate the Problem
The first thing you’re going to want to do is find the source of the problem. Most pests will make some kind of home or nest, which is where the main issue will be located. This is the place you need to find first of all! As they say, it’s important to get to the root of the problem. You will also get a better idea of how big the infestation is. Perhaps there’s only one pest to get rid of. Maybe there are hundreds. Common places for nests include in the attic or basement, along with in those little nooks and crannies behind the house. If you can keep an eye on your pests, you should be able to see where they’re coming from.
Calling in an Expert
The quickest way to get rid of an infestation is going to be with a pest control expert. They’re the professionals who know what they’re doing! You should be able to find someone local who will be able to help with the issue. It’s also a good idea to ask for recommendations, too. If you don’t mind friends and family knowing you have pests in the house. If you have specific requirements then ensure you make them known first. For example, you may want only eco-friendly or cruelty-free methods to be used. Not all pest exterminators work in this way, so find out before you agree to have them round.
Doing it Yourself
If you’d rather not fork out for a professional, there are some ways you can do it yourself. Here are some top tips for ridding your home of pests:
Boric Acid for ants - This stuff is deadly to ants, so only use it if you have extermination in mind. You can sprinkle some on the doorway of wherever they’re coming in. They will then carry it back to the nest, and the poison will spread.
Lock away trash - You might find that pests are congregating near your rubbish bins. If so, you need to get it all covered up. You can buy or build a bin casing for both inside and outside trash cans.
Remove the nest - Most experts will advise against this unless you know what you’re doing. Especially if the pest problem is something that can hurt you. Such as wasps or rats! Only try this method if you are clued up on the right way to do it.
You should now be armed with all the knowledge you need, to tackle this pest problem. In most cases, the quickest way to deal with the issue is by calling in an expert. If you are going to do it yourself, make sure you know how to carry out the job effectively.