Pests can be a nuisance in any home, from rodents such as mice and rats to insects such as moths, mosquitoes and ants, to other creepy bugs such as spiders. To keep your home safe from invasion, it is important to inspect the outside of your home for possible entry points and seal them with putty, steel wool, etc. Be sure to check the foundations, door frames, windows, utility pipes, cables and wires, and the roof. Repair broken windows and screens.
Fill any holes, gaps, or cracks in pipes and vents. When it comes to DIY pest control solutions, there are several options available. Neem oil, peppermint oil, garlic and onion spray, boric acid, and vinegar are all effective methods for controlling pests in the home. However, if you are dealing with bed bugs or other more serious infestations, it is best to contact a professional pest control company for assistance.
When hiring a pest control company, make sure they provide a customized strategy for eliminating the pests from your home. This should include the specific names of the pests to be controlled and the chemicals to be used; it should also reflect any of your safety concerns. Professional pest control companies usually offer a guarantee on their services, which means that if the treatment is not effective, they will continue working until the problem is resolved. When it comes to indoor areas such as basements or attics, there are some special considerations for using DIY pest control methods.
Rodents can be particularly difficult to get rid of in these areas due to their ability to hide in small spaces. If you are dealing with a rodent infestation in your basement or attic, it is best to contact a professional pest control company for assistance. They will be able to inspect the area and customize a strategy for eliminating the pests from your home. Overall, DIY pest control can be an effective way to keep your home free of pests.
However, if you are dealing with more serious infestations such as bed bugs or rodents in your basement or attic, it is best to contact a professional pest control company for assistance.