Bugs, critters, insects, and anything in between – we do not want them to live in our house rent-free. Pests are not welcome in our homes. They smell and ruin our furniture, walls, and even turn the inner makeup of our homes down to dust. Getting rid of them might be overwhelming at first, but it just takes a calm mind and a strong stomach to handle situations like these.
Let’s dive in on what to do when your home starts to get infested with these unwelcomed critters.
Identify the pests you’re starting to see in your home
The first thing you should do is check what your home is infested with. There are different kinds of bugs, and identifying which bug infects your home can be a big help in troubleshooting how to deal with them and what to do. The more common the bugs are, such as ants, spiders, moths, mosquitos, and fleas, the easier they are to eliminate.
But in case the bug that infests your home is something that you’re not familiar with, better take a picture of it, research about the bug, and ask experts what to do with them.
Communicate – inform your neighbors and ask around
Once a home gets infested, other homes near it are bound to be infested too. If you live in a duplex, apartment, or a condo unit where your neighbors are nearby, there’s a chance that they might have the same bugs as you do. It might be awkward to knock on your neighbor’s doors saying, “do you have bugs?” but a little warning and asking around goes a long way, especially when ensuring that they get informed as well.
If ever they’re also infested, you can have your homes checked and know if it’s the same bugs. These elements also go to single detached houses. Despite the distance you have from your neighbors, inform them of your current situation.
Find the pest source and apply the necessary solutions
Once you’ve identified the bugs and informed your neighbors, you try to find the best source with the information you have. If it’s ants, you can find them through literal ant trails and mud tubes around walls or crooks and eliminate them using killing agents. If it’s spiders, look at dark-lit areas or barely used places in the house and spray repellents. If its ticks, you can apply chemicals. Peststrategies.com’s report on tick repellents includes a wide variety of repellents effective in getting rid of ticks.
If you still can’t pinpoint where the pests come from, you can track them with this list:
- Cracks, hollow spaces, holes, floorboards, and ceiling.
- Plants, bushes, or branches attached to your home.
- Fruits from fruit trees with fallen rotting fruits.
- Unstored fruit.
- Stagnant water around your home.
- Hives and ant colonies.
Secure your belongings and find a place to stay – temporarily
As bugs tend to be everywhere, anywhere, they can get into our belongings real quick. Check your items and see if they’re also infested. If not, try to store your items in storage boxes. Keep the kids away from the infestation as much as possible. There are anti-bug patches available to help limit contact or to help prevent infection. Your fur babies must also be checked for ticks as they could easily be infected. Have them bathe regularly for assurance.
If your bug situation worsens, you should be ready to vacate anytime soon. In this situation where the bugs are already in your items, you should be ready to let go of infested items and secure important documents.
Always call the professionals for help
For all the problems in the world, always call a professional. Yes, you can always do it yourself; however, taking care of business may not always be viable if you only know the surface problems and not the root of the problem, which is always the case when dealing with pests and bugs. If it is that easy, these problems wouldn’t exist, especially when it involves your place of rest.
Don’t forget to take extra precautions in case it happens again
With these tips on dealing with these kinds of problems, take note and keep your guard up to prevent these infestations in your home. The goal is to be insusceptible to whatever your home may encounter and be carefree in your home. Your house is a temple where your family will rest and enjoy life. It will always be your responsibility to keep it secure from all the elements that would hinder the peace and harmony that it should cover. You do not need the extra worry this pandemic season, so take that insect spray or call your nearest fumigator to keep your home nice, cozy, and pest-free!
Pest infestation at home can lead to loss of health and wealth. Although it may look frustrating and difficult to get rid of pests at home, you can deal with them strategically.
If you notice pest infestation at your home, here’s what you can do to get rid of them strategically.
- Identify the pests you see at your home
- Inform your neighbors so they can be cautious
- Find source of infestation and apply the necessary remedies
- Secure your household belongings from further infestation
- Take professionals help to eradicate pests
- Take extra precautions in case it happens again
What else do you think one should do to get rid of common pests at home? Share your favorite tricks and hacks to deal with these nasty pests.