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Pest infestation is any home owner’s worst nightmare and can lead to major problems such as structural damages and serious health consequences for you and your family. Keeping your home free from pests including rats, termites, moles, house mice, ants, cockroaches, and squirrels is absolutely essential. Always remember that pests are usually attracted to warm spaces and seek water in your house. These unwelcome guests move to a place where they can survive and their needs are met.
If left unchecked, pest problems can get out of hand and spread to neighbouring apartments and houses. Instead of detecting and handling the pest problem every time it strikes, it is advisable to have a solid prevention strategy in place.
Maintaining a clean, dry environment at home is the first step towards keeping pests away. Here are eight handy tips to help you keep your home pest free:
Even after all your efforts, if pests attack your home, act immediately. It is best to seek help from a professional exterminator to carry out the necessary tasks. A number of companies offer their services to carry out pest control in your home. These professionals will explain treatment methods, pesticides used and the general knowhow and also advise you on hygiene and pest prevention.
Just remember to ask the company agent if they provide year-round coverage and whether the service calls are scheduled or on an as-needed basis. Also remember to read the contract minutely before signing and clarify all doubts.
While it’s best to seek professional help when it comes to pest control, you may want to try some first aid yourself. Make sure you read the label of the pesticide carefully before applying them and keep them out of reach of your children and pets at all times. Here are some DIY methods to deal with common pests: