Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Common Pests and How to Control Them

There are all kinds of pests that may invade your home—eight legged, four legged and even two legged—but some of the most common and most bothersome are the six legged ones. I'm talking about cockroaches and ants. Once they're entrenched, they can be hard to get rid of, but if you're plagued by cockroaches or ants here's how to show them the door.


There are things to do that can guard against cockroaches. First, don’t keep trash indoors any longer than necessary. Put it outside. And don’t leave a lot of trash bags full of clothing or other things sitting around. Most importantly, get rid of all cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes make great cheap or free storage containers, however they also are the cockroach’s favorite breeding tool. Buy plastic storage containers at a discount store. The expense is well worth it. And don’t put all the things from the cardboard boxes into trash bags. Roaches can also breed and nest in plastic bags. Use plastic storage containers for everything. Roaches love clutter, so try to keep your home neat and clear. In the kitchen, don’t leave food or scraps laying around. Keep the strainer in your sink clear of food particles. Cockroaches need water, and they are attracted to it. Don’t leave dishes soaking in the kitchen sink unless absolutely necessary. Keep kitchen counters clean. These steps are your best protection against a cockroach infestation.


Ants are much easier to guard against and eradicate than cockroaches.To avoid ants, you should do this no matter what part of the country you live in. Also, don’t leave any open food around. After each meal, clean up the table completely, and make sure to remove any food scraps from the floor. Don’t leave out any partially eaten candy, or any other sticky sweet items. Ants are drawn from far away by sugar. Put any layer cakes or pastries in the refrigerator. Thoroughly clean out any cabinets where sugar was stored. If you follow these steps, you should remain ant free. If ants still invade, the small ant poison feeders work well. Put them any place you see ants. This should take care of your ant problem.ant

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