Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dealing With Bugs And Beasts In And Out Of Your Home

Is there anything worse than finding bugs in your home? Yes there is because you could find beasties living inside too. Bugs and beasts are my two pet peeves when trying to look after my house. I imagine they are probably yours too. You might find them perfectly harmless when they’re outside. But imagine finding a mouse nesting in one of your walls. Or, see a line of ants marching on your house. That’s why this post is going to help you out. I’m going to talk about how to avoid welcoming these creatures into your home as well as what to do if they are already there.

Insects In The Kitchen

As winter approaches, you’re going to find more insects creeping into your kitchen. They’re trying to survive and like it or not we provide a nice warm environment where they can stay dry. Even in the summer you’ll commonly see ants creeping inside. That’s why it’s important to fill in any cracks and crevices in your walls. If you can’t do that just make sure you are using a good amount of bug spray around these problem areas. Hopefully, this will keep them from entering. But you might find that you’re accidentally welcoming them in.

Contrary to popular belief bugs don’t just appear in the home. They are attracted to it and this is usually to do with crumbs on the floor or food left out in the open. If you want to avoid attracting the bugs, then make sure you are cleaning your home thoroughly. If you do that, you should see the number of bugs in your home are sharply reduced.

Critters In The Garden
I’m not particularly adverse to seeing little animals in my garden or backyard. I’d actually quite like to come down one morning and see a deer nibbling some fruit on my tree. That said I know that some animals can be a gardener's nightmare. Moles, while harmless, can cause disasters in the garden. They like to dig tunnels and these tunnels can uproot newly planted flowers or medium sized trees. If you have a mole problem in your garden, it’s best to get it dealt with as soon as possible. A good pest control company will offer a solution to this issue and get your landscaping back on track.

If you have any animals living in your garden above ground you might found that you’ve accidentally attracted them. Again, leaving fruit lying on the ground or any food in easy reach will attract the critters. So will not keeping your garden grass short and your backyard neat and tidy. If you want to get rid of the animals you need to stop making your garden the perfect home for them.

Tough Bugs
Back in the home you may one day find you have a problem with a tough bug to beat. This isn’t your common ant. Instead, you might get a problem with bed bugs or termites. These are a nightmare to get rid of and you need to act quickly. If you don’t you could end up having to fumigate the entire home. Make sure you call a pest expert as soon as you can.

I hope you find this advice useful when dealing with pests in your own home. Goodluck.