A line of annoying ants can destroy any occasion for you. A small family gathering can be ruined by a bunch of mosquitos. Cockroach, spiders, mouse – you name it, all of those little animals can ruin your mood in any good occasion. Pests are one of the most unwanted things in a house. However, there are ways of keeping them away from your house. You just have to follow some tips to exterminate those annoying little animals. Extermination is very important to maintain the healthy environment inside your home. Here are few tips for you to control pests situation in summer.
Inspect the Entries
If there are unwanted animals in your house, they must be using some kind of entries. You should inspect those entries and block those immediately. It is very hard to find those little holes which may be allowing pest to enter your house. However, a thorough inspection will help you to find those entries. No matter how much effort your give to control the pest situation, if those entries are not blocked, the result will be the same. Block all the entries, repair wood holes if necessary. Check if there are any gap in windows or doors. Don’t allow easy access for unwanted visitors.
Keep the Kitchen Clean
Insects love to stay hidden inside a pile of crumbs. It is very important to keep the kitchen clean in order to tackle the pest situation. Never allow the kitchen to get dirty or damp. It offers a golden opportunity for cockroach to roam freely when the lights are off. Clean the kitchen regular, wipe the countertops, and mop the floor with cleaning powder mixed water. Make sure trash bins are cleaned regular. Insect don’t like clean and tidy environment, which mean they will not dwell in your kitchen once it is cleaned regularly.
A great breeding space for mosquitos. Never allow any kind of standing water inside or around your house. If you want to control the numbers of mosquitos inside your house, you should get rid of all everything that hold water for too long. Nothing cheer up the mosquitos like a small space with dirty standing water, they can start a family on that right away. If it rains during the night, check the backyard whether any spots are holding water. Don’t leave any bin or bottle on the backyard.
Clean Vegetable Gardens
If you have a vegetable garden on the backyard of your house, you should be extra careful about that. Vegetables should be picked regularly. Don’t allow those to ripe as it will invite pest. Same goes for the fruit. Eat those vegetables and fruits regularly. Don’t allow those to rot in the garden. A garden should be kept clean otherwise many insects will be attracted by it. It will be a breeding ground for unwanted animals. Also don’t keep the plucked vegetables and fruits inside the house for too long. Proper storage is very important.
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We’ve already established that an ant infestation is one of the worst pest problems. They are very persistent and hard to get rid of. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, it’s simply impossible to exterminate them. However, there are ways we can deal with this problem if you don’t want to hire a pest control company.
Our last tips and tricks on dealing with ants were related to food sources and ant spies. You need to keep these two pieces of advice in mind, because they are very helpful. And since we all know that the best defense is a good offense, our next advice is to go out and try to find the nest. All ant – hills have a queen, just like bees. If you kill the queen, you can consider this fight won. The queen is always bigger than the other ants (even three times bigger) and they can also have wings. If you see a bigger ant you should definitely exterminate it, as that is the queen. Once she is taken care of, the ant colony will not become larger and it will be easier to deal with.
You should also know that queens don’t usually surface, unless they are looking for a new home. They normally live at the bottom of the hill. One great way of dealing with an ant extermination– hill, once you’ve found it is to pour hot water over it. Take into account that the colony may be much larger than you expect, so you should definitely pour a considerable amount of water over it, just to make sure that it will leave no ant still standing, and to ensure that the water will also reach the queen.
Given the fact that ants are extremely small, they can work their way almost in any crack, no matter how narrow it is. This is exactly why you should work on isolating every corner of your house. Try to cover every gap and every space ants could crawl through, especially the spaces from your doors and windows. Since they come from outside, it is crucial that they don’t have an easy way to get in. Actually, it would be ideal if they had no way to go through at all. You should also check you light switch and your electric plugs, because, believe it or not, ants can find their way into those cracks as well.
So far, we’ve taught you that you need to keep your place clean and crumb – free, that you need to keep an eye out for spies, that you need to start looking for the colony and how to exterminate it and that you need to ant – proof your place. However, there are plenty of other things you can do in case your home gets invaded by ants. We will make sure to give you other, even more useful tips in our future articles.