Keep Pests Away Between Professional Pest Control Treatments
Termites can damage anything that is made of wood in your home. However, before you call in a pest control company, you may want to try a few natural and non-toxic solutions for getting rid of these pests. Here are four solutions that may help you.
Use A Cardboard Trap
Cardboard traps are one of the most effective ways to get rid of termites. Cardboard contains cellulose and gives off much of the same smell as wood.
Bedbugs are tiny insects that create havoc in your home. They bite you to feed on your blood, leaving small, itchy marks. They are easily transported from one room of your home to another on skin and clothing. Once you have a few brought into the home it won't be long before you have an infestation. They can be difficult to get rid of because you may not find all the nests.
If you're struggling to get your home rodent-free by using traps or other control methods, you should consider exclusion. Exclusion is the act of sealing up openings in the exterior of your house to "exclude" pests from your home.
Checking for Openings
Rodents are incredibly clever when it comes to finding openings into your home. The following openings are common access points for rodents and should be treated by exclusion:
Poisonous and dangerous insects plague the world in which we live. The following three are among the most dangerous in America. Understanding their danger can give you a clue as to why they need to be removed from your home or property as soon as possible.
The Africanized honey bee (otherwise known as the killer bee) is one of the most aggressive honey-collecting insects in America. Unlike other bees, which sting only when absolutely necessary, the killer bee will attack any potential threats with the full force of its hive.
Rats and mice are known to spread disease to humans. Thus, a rodent infestation can lead to dire health consequences. Here are three worldwide illnesses that can originate from mice or rats:
Rat-bite fever is an infectious disease caused by two bacteria commonly found in rodents. The North American bacterium involved is Streptobacillus moniliformis.
Contracting the Disease
Rat-bite fever can be contracted through the skin when it is exposed to a dead mouse or rat.
Keeping rats, mosquitoes, and other insects out of your home is a tough job, especially when the weather isn't so great outside. Of course, the help of a professional exterminator can do wonders for your cause. But you'll want to employ some of your own natural pest control methods at home to make sure that infestations your service technician gets rid of don't come back any time soon. You can decorate your home with houseplants, such as mint, to keep some bugs from bugging. You can also make your own potpourri and spray that will keep insects out of your sight. You can expect to learn more about natural pest control you can put to use between professional treatments on the pages of this blog.