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The Top Pest Control Techniques for Common Household Pests

No matter the pest, from ants to cockroaches and rodents, all have a basic need for water, food, and shelter. By eliminating or decreasing these basic needs you can drastically reduce or eliminate your pest problem.

Pest control doesn’t always necessitate using chemicals. Let’s look at some of the main pest control techniques used for specific pests you might find in your home.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are among the most pervasive household pests. Not only are they unappetizing to look at, but they can also transmit disease and create an unsafe living environment.

Roaches can be difficult to eradicate. Their nests may appear out of nowhere – behind picture frames or hollowed-out wood may even be less likely spots where you would expect them.

To keep cockroaches away, the most effective approach is to ensure they don’t have access to food, water, and shelter. A great first step would be sweeping up any food debris or any crumbs which may attract them into your home.

A professional roach control company can take this approach further and provide the pest control techniques you need to get rid of roaches.

Rodents

Rodents can pose numerous hazards in homes, from property and food damage, disease transmission, allergen production, and starting fires due to chewing electrical wires; all while endangering children.

The best methods for controlling rodents include sanitation and exclusion techniques as well as trapping methods. When combined with poison baits, these strategies may prove the most effective.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed solely off of human and animal blood as their food source. Bed bugs can spread quickly – often creating an infestation within just weeks!

  • Vacuuming – Utilizing a vacuum cleaner will kill most eggs and larvae that hide in cracks and crevices around mattresses, box springs, and other furniture items. Once finished, always dispose of the bag outside once finished cleaning.
  • Traps/ Monitors – To detect bed bugs early, place traps near baseboard trim, nightstands, and furniture legs where adult bed bugs might come into contact with the traps. Doing this will enable you to catch adult bed bugs as soon as they enter the traps.

The right bed bug treatment can go a long way to getting rid of these pests. There are several techniques that can be used by professionals and many are eco-friendly.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, and Malaria when they land on humans or animals. When this occurs, mosquitoes bite and sting them when landing.

Larvae depend on water to complete their life cycles and thrive in temporary pools of standing water, such as rain barrels, tires, tarps, or trash cans.

To stop mosquito breeding effectively and reduce mosquito populations effectively, eliminate or modify all possible sources of standing water like rain barrels, tires, tarps, or trashcans which contain standing water.

Flies

Flies can be a persistent nuisance in homes, and some species can transmit diseases. Additionally, their bites can cause pain when feeding on blood.

Pest Control techniques such as sanitation, exclusion, fly baits, and residual sprays may help you eliminate flies in your home.

Houseflies are attracted to organic material that’s damp or fermented, so the best way to combat their presence in your home is to keep it clean, free from food debris and organic material that accumulates over time.

Make sure garbage gets taken out regularly while dry waste cans should also be stored securely in plastic bins.

Ants

Ants are an annoying pest found throughout homes, often wreaking havoc with food supplies and buildings while also endangering people’s well-being.

Control of ants requires knowledge of their habits and behavior. Ants live in colonies that provide a division of labor among members as well as communication among them.

At night, they rest and make temporary nests by linking their legs together to protect the queen, eggs, and brood from harm.

When you choose the right pest control company, you will get the best techniques to get rid of any common household pest.