Different Ways Of Controlling Pests

Bees, ants, rats, mice, houseflies, bedbugs, cockroaches and fleas are examples of pests. They are such a nuisance when they start creeping into ones home, garden or work place. Pests damage and reduce the crop yield and they also destroy the furniture’s and infest food and drinks. Controlling pests is a very difficult task but first one must identify the place from which the pests are coming from. Pests creep into ones home for many reasons and one of it is for food. Some pests like houseflies and bees migrate from one area to another and this might be a reason for them to bump into one’s home.

Once the location of the pests are found one must try to exterminate it in such a way that it does not come again. But in the case of bees and wasps it is best to get a professionals advice before doing anything as these animals can sting. It has been found that 2% of all deaths in the USA are caused by bee and wasp attacks. It is due to their deadly poison, which numbs one’s body and causes rashes and allergic reactions. Some people have a fear of pests which is known as Insect phobia and such people are advised to immediately call on an environmentalist to solve the issue. One must not only control pests but should try to prevent them from coming the next time.

Tips and tricks

Ant control is a very difficult task as ants live with groups of million others.

There are various ways for ant control and one of them is to use a spray that would kill ants. But some people might be allergic to this. Another method of controlling them is by placing cinnamon sticks or garlic as ants cannot stand the smell of these and move away from it. This is a natural and cheap way of controlling ants.

When controlling rats some people place rat poison but the disadvantage of it is that once the rat dies, it gives off a bad odour and finding for the dead rat might take ages if it is stuck inside the gutter or inside larger cracks. The best solution is to place rat traps that would easily trap the rat that passes over it.

Begs bugs a tiny pests that are hardly visible. Aerosol and pesticide sprays can be sprayed to kill bed bugs. Even placing pillow and the mattress on direct sun light would exterminate them all. Vacuuming on a weekly basis on sofas and furniture would control the bed bugs.