Managing your pest problem is a tough cup of tea indeed. There are a lot of costs that could arise on your end if you don’t do it right. It is incredibly hard to do it right too. Because of this, it is always best to try preventing the spread of pests first, before they can even enter your home. The best way to do this is to take away the things they need to survive, which are food, water and homes. There are many different ways in which you can do this. Since 95% of the world suffers from a pest problem, many DIY methods have emerged that are surprisingly effective in preventing your pests from ever being pests, by never letting them have a reason to stay in your home.
Get rid of food
The best tip for good pest control is to store your food out of their reach. You can do this by practicing proper waste disposal methods. Make sure you throw all your garbage, especially the ones with food in it, into sealed waste baskets or trash cans. Keep these away from your home and make sure that the government removes the waste on a regular, frequent basis. Store all of your food at home in sealed plastic containers or bags. Do not leave any food out in the open, as this is the gateway to having a major pest problem.
No water, no bugs
In addition to keeping the food away from the bad guys, you also need to make sure you get rid of any leaky pipes in your home, especially in the basement. Any water or moist areas in your home are an open invitation to rats and termites. Do not let your refrigerator collect water underneath it. Never leave your pet’s food bowls out at night when everyone is asleep. The absence of food and water supply is the first step in pest control and prevention.
Pesticide is your best friend. There are many different brands of pesticide out there, and they are all going to be incredibly helpful in preventing the entrance and spread of creepy crawlies in your home. Of course, most of these are also toxic to humans. You need to make sure you store your best pesticide in places that your pets and children can’t reach them. Practice safe methods of laying down pesticide so that no one in your family is harmed. With the right kind of prevention methods in your home before you even move into it for the first time, you can ensure that you won’t be forced to cough up big bucks to get an exterminator in there.