Whenever you are using chemicals around your home, the safest option is to always keep them well away from children and pets. Luckily when we are faced with nasty household pests such as mice, ants, and fruit fly, there are safe solutions available and always a professional just a phone call away. Letís take a look at some of the ways we can prevent pest infestations and treat them should we need to.
Keep the environment clean
The best way to stop pests entering our homes is to ensure that our living environments are not attractive for them. With kids it is very hard to pick up all food crumbs but we should try our best and also store foods in airtight containers, empty rubbish bins regularly and generally keep food preparation areas neat.
Flies and mosquitos
A good old fly swat works wonders and when we have fly screens on doors we can at least allow air to circulate without unwanted visitors. Mosquitoes do not like the scent of many essential oils such as citronella and lemon grass so keep that in mind. Homes nowadays commonly hang mosquito traps near doorways which are very effective in eliminating them without adding any chemicals to our environment. Attracted by warm light the insects are lured in and trapped.
Ants love food and are usually drawn into the home attracted by crumbs or food left laying around for more than a day. There are a number of store-bought ant powders available however if you are looking for a natural alternative, consider talc, turmeric or even ground coffee beans. Many mums swear by their magic.
Rats and mice
Creepy rodents can be eliminated by ensuring there is no food or water supply and by sealing windows, doors and other crevices. If you find that they have already entered your home, your best bet is to lay some traps. Many have locks or seals, which prevent them from being tampered with by pets and kids and make sure they are placed in areas that no one can access.
You can always seek out alternatives such as chemical free plugin devices, which use a combination of electromagnetic waves to help keep your home free and even tackle cockroaches!
Hiring in a professional
If you have a few different issues you want addressed, it might just be time to call in a professional who live and breathe pest control.
They can recommend the most appropriate solutions to deal with the pests you are facing and offer you a wide variety of solutions which will be safe for your family. If there is a need to use stronger, chemical products, at least they are trained and qualified to handle them correctly.