There are several common types of insects found in the home. Some are seasonal, such as mice and flies, while others, such as termites, can target the structure of your home at any time. It is necessary to be able to identify these types of infestations, as they can save you both time, effort and money in the long run.
Ants are often seasonal, especially during the warm seasons as fruit flies are. Still, you never want them in your home. When it comes to ants, make sure that you spray around the entrances in your home to prevent them from getting in. Some ant infestations can be significant, so call a professional if your ant problem is out of control.
Grain moths are often found in the home – even worse, in your pantry. They like to take over any opened packages of nuts, flour, pasta and any other grains. If you are worried that you may find these little pests, you may throw out any open packages of these foods. Then thoroughly clean your cabinets to make sure that no buddies are left behind.
If you spot roaches in your home, use boric acid around the area in which you’ve noticed them. They love to get into unopened packages of food, and in places where food is left out for potentially long periods of time. Boric acid will not harm your pets or children, but it will get rid of a potential roach infestation quickly and safely. Another pest that will make you shudder and ultimately take a shower after hearing the name is silverfish. These pests love water damage, so keep an eye out around your sinks and keep the kitchen and bathroom clean and dry.
There are also a few pests that do not do much harm and are frankly more of an annoyance in a comfortable home. With houseflies, prevention is important: do not let fruit spoil, and keep garbage covered and move it out of your place as soon as you can. If you spot any cute ladybugs, look around to your window and doors, especially screens, to make sure that the holes in which they get in are patched. Spiders are a helpful pest, but if you see too many creeping around, make sure that you spray some vinegar where they hide and keep floors and ceilings dusted adequately.
When you do discover a pest infestation in your home, it is essential that you speak to a pest control professional about individualized pest control treatments. While you may already opt for routine pest control inspections or treatment in your home’s overall maintenance routine, you should consider a customized approach to preventing future or stopping a current infestation in your home. This method is advantageous because it directly targets the pest that you need to get rid of, which is more likely to take care of the problem than a general pest control treatment. Targeting your specific home invader helps to get better rid of and prevent future infestations.