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Pest Control Mistakes You’re Wasting Your Time With

2nd Sep 2018

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There are plenty of DIY pest control treatments out there. Whether you’re battling a rodent infestation, or trying to get rid of bees, there are simple prevention and treatment options you can try yourself. However, there are also common DIY pest control mistakes you should avoid. If you don’t feel confident dealing with things like termites or other pests, although our tips are useful, it is always best to consult a romex pest control specialist for example.

  1. Dealing with Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a nightmare. The sheer thought of pests sleeping in your bed and nibbling away at you at night is spine-chilling. Many homeowners take drastic measures, like throwing away furniture that might be infected. That’s just costly. What’s more, it can encourage the bugs to spread throughout the house.

Bed bugs are really good at latching onto anything they may pass, so while you’re carrying your furniture outside, they could jump onto something else in your home. So, leave those large items where they are.

  1. Mice and Rats

When you think about what to do if you have a mouse infestation, or rats, in your home, you probably think about using mice or rat traps. While the traps may well be effective, they do have their downsides.

For starters, mice and rats can host many different diseases that you, as a human, can catch. When you kill a rodent in the trap, their insides may be exposed to air, making the diseases spread to you even easier.

Secondly, many homeowners set traps in open spaces thinking that’s the way to go. But, rodents tend to have very poor vision, so they’re probably not going to spot the traps unless they’re placed somewhere where the rats and mice frequent.

So, rather concentrate on eliminating entry points that rodents can get into and then use live traps that won’t cause unnecessary and dangerous exposure to disease-ridden rats and mice. Check out for solutions.

  1. Ants

It’s general knowledge that ants usually leave a trail of sorts, so their colony can follow along to food sources. Knowing this, homeowners often use pesticides to wipe down parts of the house where ants have travelled as a way of fooling them.

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But, the scent of pesticides usually works to persuade ants to take a different path to the food source instead of going somewhere else altogether. So, focus on getting rid of entry points to your home and get rid off items that could be drawing ants into the home. Also try and locate the ant’s nest and then remove the pests from the source for more success at preventing them.

  1. Wasps and Bees

Many homeowners choose to spray wasps and bees, regardless of the harmful chemicals the sprays contain. However, wasps and bees are colony insects and killing a couple of lingering pests flying into the house is merely a temporary solution.

It is better, therefore, to focus on eliminating the items in your home that are enticing wasps and bees inside to begin with. Be sure to store and seal all food not in use, regularly empty the rubbish bin, and eliminate sweet smelling food stuffs from your home.

Better than trying DIY pest control, call in the professionals for permanent solutions or take advantage of proven and tested electronic pest control devices.

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