Nearly every house in Canada has a free loader living in it. These little uninvited guests will take advantage of your food, water, and shelter without asking for your permission. Not only are these insects freeloading, but they are also very disgusting to look at.
If you walk in your washroom late and night and are welcomed by a cockroach, trust me its time you do something about the pest situation in your home. Here are a few tips that will help you get rid of them.
Keep Your Kitchen Clean
A kitchen counter and pantry is the party place for these ungodly little creatures. Different bugs like different foods and they will eat anything: flour, cereals, dried fruits, sugar, spices – you name it! Insects like ants like to build nests in gardens and building. They can completely destroy the soil in a garden and the food in your kitchen. They mostly go for sweet items so don’t put them on the shelves and if you have spilled something sweet, clean it, or else they will come with an army.
Seal Up Cracks & Openings
Pests like ants and cockroaches like to stay in little cracks and opening in your walls. If you see any cracks in your house, you should repair them at once. However, repairing cracks will not help if you are already dealing with a pest situation as they will eat through walls and wooden floors.
In order to completely eradicate the pests in your house, you need to avail the services of a pest control company. Not only will they take preemptive measures to ensure that these pests don’t feel like at home, but they will also kill the existing ones.
Get Rid of Food and Waste
Pests are usually attracted to food and waste, and you need a very effective way to dispose of them. There’s another common mistake that people do when pests invade their kitchens as after scrubbing the shelf and killing all the pests, they put the food back in.
That food is infected, and you need to throw it out, or else you will have to deal with pests once again.
Don’t Let the Bud Bugs Sleep With You
The most common and most robust pest in a household is bedbugs. If you see black stains on your bedsheets it is a clear sign that your bed has been invaded by bedbugs. Bed bugs are mostly active at night, and you might not notice them after coming home. They are attracted to body odor, and so the first things that you need to do when you come home is to take a nice bath and put your clothes in a dryer as they can’t stand high heat.
Keep the Space around Your House Clean
Not only do you have to keep your house clean but the outside free of garbage as well. Make sure that you don’t have open garbage cans, firewood stack or yard waste lying around as most rodents and pests use that as a hiding place.
Take good care of your landscape and keep it free of weeds and plant debris, which is also a harboring place for pests.