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Pests in a household are a sign of unhygienic conditions, unclean environment and also diseases which can become life-threatening. That’s why it is must to control the pests in our house else they can prove to be harmful to everyone in the house.

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General pest control tips 7283834

General Pest Control Tips


General pest control tips 7283834

Along with you there are other creatures living in the home. Ants, bees, cockroaches, spiders, rats are some of the common household pests which can be found in the air, carpet, counter or cupboard. Although there are pesticides to kill and control pest growth but excessive use of these chemicals can prove to be harmful to you and your environment.

Pests in a household are a sign of unhygienic conditions, unclean environment and also diseases which can become life-threatening. That’s why it is must to control the pests in our house else they can prove to be harmful to everyone in the house.

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General pest control tips 7283834

Here are some general pest control tips for your house and reduce your risk of getting infected.

  • Insects breed in stagnant and unclean water therefore make sure you clean water tanks, coolers and swimming pools regularly.

  • Don’t leave any spills and wipe them off with soap and water.

  • Dispose the garbage on a daily basis and don’t let leave any food residue inside it. Keep the garbage cans covered.

  • Don’t keep fresh fruits outside as they can invite mosquitoes and flies to breed on. So, keep all ripe fruit in the fridge.

  • Dishes should be washed and cleaned daily. In case not possible then submerge them in soapy water till the time you can’t wash them.

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  • All the containers that you use to store pulses, sugar and spices should be air tight else store them in the fridge or freezer. Use glass jars with rubber seals instead of screw-top jars.

  • Keep the floors of your house clean by sweeping and vacuuming them regularly.

  • Bathroom and kitchen areas should be kept dry and clean. Get fixed any leaky faucets immediately and don’t allow standing water accumulate.

  • Maintaining hygiene of your pet is also must. This will not just protect him from diseases but also will safeguard you and other household members against any diseases.  So, comb your pet regularly with a flea comb and also wash its bedding frequently. Also clean and vacuum floors, rugs and upholstery with which your pet comes in contact regularly.

  • Maintain Hygiene- Keep the house clean and dry

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Deny access to new invaders: Seal Entryways

  • Seal all the entry points such as cracks and crevices to prevent entry of any household pests.

  • Silicone caulk can help you to seal all cracks and crevices in baseboards, moldings, cupboards, pipes, ducts, sinks, toilets and electrical outlets.

  • Cover heating and cooling vents by placing screens in front of them. If there are any holes in any existing screens then don’t forget to repair them.

  • Don’t keep vegetation, stacked firewood and debris inside the house as it can invite pests to climb up and in.

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Kill pests: Using Chemical-Free Strategies

  • If you aren’t able to control the pests in your house then you can use some chemical free strategies to kill them.

  • Use vacuum for individual bugs or nests as it will suffocate them.

  • Lay traps- flytraps, jar traps, pheromone traps, light traps.

  • Use a swatter

  • Use lower-Risk Pesticides

In case problems persists then switch to following techniques to minimize the health risks to household members.

  • Put boric acid on cracks and crevices as it will kill ants, cockroaches and silverfish.

  • You can use tamper-resistant bait boxes which is an effective and safe choice to control insects and rodents.


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