Common Pests

7 Most Common Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Most people are not aware of the dangers living in their homes. They know that pests come into their home and cause damages, but they don’t realize how easy it is to get rid of them. There are many ways you can take care of these problems without spending a fortune or causing yourself any hassles. Here are 7 common pests and some solutions on how to get rid of them.

Bed Bugs

bed bugs

You can find bed bugs in your mattress, sheets, couch- anything with fabric! These guys feed off human blood at night while we sleep so if you have bites on your skin by morning there’s an 85% chance that it was from bed bugs. The best way to prevent this pest is to encase mattresses and box springs in zippered covers made for bed bugs. If you have already been bitten, clean your sheets and vacuum underneath the entire mattress before throwing them away. Replace all your linens with bed bug proof covers and move your mattress to the floor. Vacuum in between cracks of the new mattress on a regular basis.

Ants

ants

If you see ants in your home, most likely they are just passing through. Their main form of food is actually sugar (so keep that stuff out of reach), but if you do see a sign of ants chances are they’re in your kitchen, bathroom, or somewhere warm. To get rid of them, simply place boric acid powder where the ants are traveling. It will kill them off with time and there’s no real need to worry about their nest because they don’t usually stay around for long periods of time. This is a good alternative to harmful chemicals that may cause damage to your home.

Mosquitos

Mosquito

These pests are mainly found in gardens or outside areas where water has accumulated. It is best to drain any puddles around your home and keep any standing water outside of your home to avoid these pests. The best way to get rid of them is by installing an outdoor electric mosquito zapper. This will kill the mosquitoes instantly and keep your yard safe so you can enjoy time outside in peace!

Rodents

Rodents

These pests are commonly found near trash cans, or anywhere there is an excess of food. They are also known to burrow into walls and cause damages through the wall if not dealt with properly. The best way to keep them out is by installing a rat-proof trash can or storing all trash in airtight plastic containers that will prevent any entry.

Spiders

Spiders

These arachnids are actually beneficial to your home, but if you have an infestation it can be very unsettling. Spiders are found mostly in areas where there is food and water. The best way to exterminate them is by using boric acid powder near their nest or just a simple insecticide spray around the house. You can also use spider traps to catch any strays that may be hanging around your house.

Fleas

Fleas

here are many ways to keep these pests out of your home. The most effective solution is by installing a flea collar on your pet; this will make sure that the chemicals are distributed equally and kill any fleas present. You can also use a flea repellant spray that will keep fleas out of your home for good. If you have an infestation in your home, it is recommended to keep all food and water away from the floor and clean any pet bedding on a regular basis.

Termites

termites

This is the pest that causes the most damage to homes! They can be found in any wood inside or outside of your home and they eat it away from the inside out. The best way to deal with termites is by keeping all wooden surfaces covered so the termites are unable to come in contact with them. However, it is best to learn how to prevent termites in your house.

Being aware and careful about the dangers that exist in your home can go a long way. Take the steps recommended here to keep clear of these pesky pests, and you will be pest-free before you know it!

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