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Pests pose a big problem for many home owners, with frequent infestations causing a lot of discomfort. Pest control in derby homes is therefore vitally important and pest control companies need to be hired to get on top of any problems. Below are several do-it-yourself methods that one can use to control pests in their homes. Alternatively, when necessary always consult professionals; help can be found from The National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) in selecting the best pest controller.
Clean and de-clutter your house
The first step towards getting rid of pests from your home is to get rid of anything that might attract them. This means that you should clean and de-clutter your house as often as possible. Pests are usually attracted to food, dark corners, cracks and crevices in walls. Make sure that you don’t leave any food particles lying around. That means no dirty dishes. Frequently clean the carpet and air the house as much as possible. Basically create the perfect environment to deter pests from making a home in your home.
Seal off any entry points into the house
Pests such as rodents can easily come into your house via open entry points such as windows, open doors and small holes. Keep rodents such as mice, rats and squirrels away from your home by sealing off these entry points using screen doors or wire gauze. Make sure you fix all open cracks, gaps and crevices in your walls to keep any rodents from making an entry or even hiding there.
Grow pest repelling plants
One of the easiest ways of controlling pests in your home is to strategically place plants which are known to repel pests. These plants can be either placed in the garden to get rid of garden pests or even grown in flower pots to be placed at strategic points within your house that will deter any insects from coming into your home. Such plants include scented geranium which can be placed near doorways and windows to ward off bugs.
Use other animal life to get rid of pests within your home
Other animal life such as birds can be used to get rid of pests within your home. Place bird feeders in your compound to attract birds. This will attract birds of all kinds that will in return feed on any pests in their vicinity. Such pest will include insects and other bugs. Other birds such as owls will help get rid of common rodents such as mice and rats.
Use kitchen salt to get rid of fleas
Common kitchen salt is known to kill flea eggs. Salt your floor, carpets, sofa sets and generally any other areas that you suspect is infested by fleas before vacuuming these areas. Since fleas are known to have a three day reproduction cycle, salt these areas on a daily basis for 9 straight days if you intend to get rid of fleas for good. Vacuum the areas after every three days to get rid of any flea remains.
Use a mixture of baking soda and sugar to kill cockroaches
A mixture of baking soda sugar placed at strategic points will attract cockroaches and kill them. The mixture is so lethal that it will kill any cockroach that feeds on a cockroach that died from feeding on the soda-sugar mixture.
Pest control in derby homes is an important process and needs to be undertaken correctly. If you find that even with all these methods, you are still struggling with a pest problem then you may require a professional. Always contact a professional pest control company if you are in need of urgent help, advice or services. Much of what we have discussed was found from a reputable and trusted pest control derby team located at Unit 33, Parker House, Mansfield Road, Derby, DE21 4SZ. If you need advice why not even call them on 01332 561659 and see what pest control solutions, they can offer you.