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When you think of pests in the home, what springs to mind? Is it insects such as ants, bed bugs and so on? Or are you concerned about rodents such as mice or rats? No matter where you live there are many ways in which even the cleanest of homes can be subject to an infestation of pests. For homes with cats or dogs the animal will more than likely bring fleas home at some point. These can multiply rapidly and while not dangerous to you or the animal, can cause your pet distress and leave irritating bites on you and your family.
Where rodents are concerned there is the possibility that they get into your food stores and ruin what you have waiting to be eaten. Mice, rats and squirrels – as well as other creatures – can also chew through cables and other hardware leaving you with an expensive problem to fix. So, how do you deal with pests in the home?
Dealing With Pests
For many people, the first thing they do if they are getting rid of fleas, for example, is to head to a hardware store and buy one of the off-the-shelf smoke bombs that are readily available. These can also deal with ants, bed bugs and other insects. However, we advise against this as while they may be effective short term, this solution does not kill unborn insects such as bed bugs. The eggs will hatch, and the creatures will start multiplying again at a surprisingly alarming rate.
The answer is to contact one of your local pest control companies who will attend your home and use the latest and most effective methods of pest control to rid your home of the creatures for good. Whether you have squirrels nesting in the loft – a surprisingly frequent occurrence – or an infestation of mice, rats or other rodents they can help eradicate the creatures and advise and fit preventative measures to stop them getting in your home.
Where fleas, ants, bed bugs or other insects are the problem your pest control professional will use the right solution to rid your home of the pesky creatures, but you will also need to work out how they came to be there in the first instance.
Fleas are ubiquitous and the only thing you can do to keep them off your dog and cat is to administer a quality flea protection product as advised by a veterinarian. This should be done at regular intervals and if you see your pet scratching often.
Bed bugs are a common problem despite having once been almost completely eradicated in the USA. The advent of cheap foreign flights led to them returning to these shores in the baggage of travellers from overseas. If you have been abroad or someone in your home has, thoroughly wash all clothing before it is put away.
If you have a problem with pests call your local pest control professionals now for the best solution.