Ants, rats, roaches…oh my! No one wants pests in their home. Living in a home that is full of pests is a big problem, but the effects of some pest control products on children can cause an even bigger problem.
Bugs, rodents, deer, and other small wild animals can all have damaging effects on the well-being of your home or yard. Even more importantly, pests can affect the health of yourself and those you care about. But not all methods of prevention and elimination are created equal. If you’re considering taking action against threatening critters, you may want to weigh all your options first. There are so many things that can go wrong with pest control. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid.
1. Not Keeping a Tidy Home
The best pest control is prevention. It may seem obvious, but often there is something you are doing that is causing the pest problem in the first place. And even if you do take measures to eliminate pests, with a dirty house they will just find new hiding places and all your hard work will be for nothing. You’d be amazed at how many pest invasions can be avoided by just keeping a house clean.
Spiders, roaches, and mice all love unkempt living spaces. Vacuum often to keep crumbs off the carpets. Wash the dishes to keep bugs from eating your leftover food. Take out the trash frequently. Cockroaches especially like cardboard because they eat it and it gives them a dark place to hide, so make sure to keep cardboard trash out of your home. Store your food in airtight containers. These simple tasks may seem like a given, but they can save you quite a headache later on.