Pest control involves the management and regulation of the different species of pests. Pests are detrimental to the economy, the ecology, and your health. Examples of pests found at home include mosquitoes, ants, flies and much more. They are very troublesome. For instance, mosquitoes can spoil your barbecue while the ants can ruin your picnic. It is very irritating to see a cockroach, mouse or a spider in your house every morning when you get up.
Here are some of the effective tips used in controlling of pests.
By blocking their entry
This step is very critical since it ensures that the pests are prevented from getting into the compound. This is best done by fixing any holes that you might find during the screening process. Other than fixing the holes, you should check your doors and windows for gaps. The window’s stripping should be replaced within the shorts time possible.
Cleaning the kitchen
Any leftovers in the kitchen are known for attracting pests. It is, therefore, necessary to make sure that all the leftovers are removed. Swiping off the kitchen floors and wiping off the counters should also be done on a daily basis. All these methods will help in keeping the various pests especially the ants away.
Sweeping the stagnant water within the home compound helps in getting rid of the mosquitoes. Standing water is known for speeding up the growth and breeding of mosquitoes. Regular inspections should be done to check for the stagnant water around the house.
Taking care of the yard
You should make a trip to the yard at least once on a weekly basis to check if there any pests. You should ensure that there are no nests in the yard which can harbor pests. Bird’s nests are known to be the breeding grounds for other pests. Trimming of the bushes and raking up any pile of debris should also be done. Weeding of the flower gardens should also be done.
Always avoid termites from entering your home. Termites feed on firewood, and they are always searching for firewood. Proper storage of the firewood helps in keeping these pests away. You should maintain a distance of at least five meters between the house and the firewood store. Furthermore, you should ensure that your firewood is kept on racks which are raised from the ground by a few inches. This will prevent any direct access by the ants.