Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Being forced to address pest problems is an issue that can be extremely frustrating for homeowners. Often, it will seem as though these pests return soon after treating the house, and this can lead to significant disruptions, expenses and other inconveniences. You can avoid many of these hassles by taking proactive steps to control and prevent these pests from infesting your house.
Treat The Roof And Basement
Homeowners will often be focused almost exclusively on treating the interior living areas of their homes. However, pests can target any part of the structure. As a result, homeowners that only have the interior treated for pests may find that the roof and basement of their homes become targeted. The roof will often be targeted by pests from neighboring trees, and the basement will be the target of pests that prefer dark and damp areas. For this reason, you should always include the roof and basement in your pest control strategies.
Maintain Your Yard
The condition of the yard that surrounds your home is another critical pest control factor that is frequently neglected by homeowners. When the yard is allowed to become overgrown, it can be a much more attractive target for small animals, insects and other potential pests. For this reason, you should always cut your grass at least once every couple of weeks and make sure that any bushes are trimmed away from the house. By investing the few hours necessary to do this work, the threat of pests targeting your home can be greatly reduced.
Use Natural Alternatives When Possible
Those homeowners with pets and small children are likely concerned about exposing their beloved pet or child to harmful pesticides. However, this does not have to prevent you from being able to control and prevent these pests from entering your house due to the fact that there are many natural alternatives that can be used. For example, salt can be an excellent way of deterring ants. Also, citrus can be a repellent for many types of flying insects. If you are needing to prevent mice, squirrels and other small mammals or birds from creating problems for your property, you may want to use synthetic predator urine. These chemicals are designed to closely mimic the smell of urine from a wolf, coyote or other predators. By spreading this substance around your yard, you can deter small mammals from spending much time in the area as they will be concerned about a large predator returning.
For more information on eradicating pests, contact a pest control company in your area.