A house is the first unit of society and the primary unit of human habitation. Housing, like food and clothing, satisfies one of the most basic human needs. Many people enjoy giving themselves better homes that fit their lifestyles and financial situations, and that value their hard work and future. But how will you enjoy your home if it is infested with pests and you are aware of the damage that rodents and insects can cause?
Insects such as flies, cockroaches, and mosquitoes, as well as rodents such as mice and rats, are examples of household pests. Can you prevent an infestation from occurring in order to protect your home? The answer is yes, by purchasing pesticides, including insecticides and rodenticides, which can be purchased at supermarkets or hardware stores and are intended for use around the home or garden by homeowners. Although household pesticides are readily available, this does not imply that they are safe, pesticides are chemicals that are used to kill or harm pests. These things are toxic and if used carelessly, they can harm the user, the pets, or the environment’s health.
Here are some tips that might be helpful to prevent and eliminate the pests infestation in your home:
1. Clean the kitchen regularly
Insects are drawn into the kitchen by the abundance of food and the delicious aromas. The kitchen constantly attracts plenty of insects and other critters, ranging from rodents to cockroaches and flies to ants. You don’t want pests in the kitchen because it would be disgusting, creepy, and potentially dangerous to your health contaminating your food. They may also dispose of their waste in your drawers and cabinets. To avoid pest infestation, keep the kitchen counters, racks, stovetop, and drawers clean and wipe them down with a disinfectant cleaner on a regular basis. This pest control tip will not completely eliminate your pest infestation problem, but it will significantly reduce the number of pests in your home.
2. Dispose of garbage regularly
Choose a single trash bin for all food wrappers and leftover scraps for indoor waste. To keep edible residues from accumulating, use plastic liners and clean the lid on a regular basis. And for the outdoor waste leave all trash chutes and outdoor trash cans closed. An open waste disposal component is enticing to a wide range of pests, large and small. As a result, it’s critical to ensure that units are as well-sealed as possible. You should also consider purchasing large capacity containers with latching lids and side doors. This is exacerbated when you discover rotten food particles all over the house. This can lead to the spread of diseases especially if you have pets in the house.
3. Get rid of standing water
Standing water is water that is not flowing and has no constant source of fresh water. This type of water may collect after you have watered your garden. It could also be the water in your planter pots. Insects will be able to thrive in this pool of water. Standing water can cause pest problems that no homeowner wants to deal with, especially when the weather is nice and sunny.
In stagnant water, pests such as mosquitoes breed. Clean the area around your house and ensure that the drains running outside your house are cleaned, as stagnant dirty water in the drains can cause mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, globally 50 – 100 million are infected by dengue fever yearly and around 3 out of 100 dengue infections are fatal. When not in use, keep the buckets in your bathroom dry. The same can be said for kitchen utensils. Consider alternatives such as making sure that there is no standing water anywhere near or inside your home.
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4. Use Pesticides
A pesticide is a substance that is used to kill, repel, or control certain types of animal life that are considered pests, such as insects and rodents. There are two types of pesticides you can use to keep your home safe.
The use of living organisms to help eliminate an infestation is known as biological pest control. Predators, parasites, and pathogens are all examples of this. One of the most significant advantages is that no toxic chemicals were used. As a result, neither humans nor the environment is harmed by this method.
The use of pesticides to kill harmful insects or organisms is known as chemical pest control. These solutions are usually simpler to find and apply than biological methods. Furthermore, most chemicals produce immediate, if not instant, results upon application. Repellents, which are substances designed to kill insects, are an example of a solution that eliminates pests that crawl or fly within your perimeter.
5. Contact a Professionals/Pest Control
The tips that you may read above is actually not be able to completely eliminate pests without the assistance of a professional it is just to prevent and reduce the possibility of pest infestation in your home. The commitment to getting the job done is carried out by professionals in the field who are well trained and use verified chemicals and measures to ensure the safety of you and your family at home in a “partner-friendly” pest control industry environment.
Termites infest one 1 of every 4 Filipino homes; they are the most destructive pests, and their damages are typically not covered by most home insurance policies. In addition, 50-100 million people worldwide are infected with dengue fever each year, with approximately 3 out of every 100 dengue infections being fatal.
The right thing to do to prevent this from happening in your home is to take an active approach and use the right products to ensure pests don’t get in the way of your home’s operation. Routine monitoring and prompt response can go a long way toward preventing and controlling pests. For the house that is functional for the family, where they can create memories with their loved ones while also feeling that they are living without worries about pests.
Written by Mark Anthony A. Seña