Buying a home is a milestone for every person. Having your own space is an achievement that no one can take away from you. But it can become a nightmare if you will be sharing this with other species, specifically house insects and pests.
If you are looking for living space prospects, better watch out for these insects and know how to control and get rid of them before they invade your new space:
Rats and rodents are definitely a bane of any homeowners. These pests invade homes with no mercy. They leave a trail of bad scent, debris, and poop and they eat up your food. And they can do worse. Rats can ruin your furnishings and destroy your electronics. Their presence can also lower the value of your home. It would be best to check the space for rodent infestation before you move in. You can do some rodent control inside the house before they start breeding profusely. Set up rat traps in places they most like hide and breed. It would also be best if you can do a regular inspection in deep and hard to reach places where these pests will likely to breed.
Ants may seem to be harmless creatures. Although it is true that they mean no harm, they can still cause trouble if they will not be controlled. The best way to approach ants control is to know what kind of ants is infesting your future home. For carpenter ants, using a bait would be useless. The way to get rid of them is to destroy the source. For other types of ants, like the odorous house ants, you can use a cotton ball as a bait and they will take this to their nesting place.
Mosquitos are disease carriers that should be quashed and destroyed. If you find your future home to be a dwelling place of mosquitos, be sure to keep an eye on the breeding places. Be sure to eliminate standing water near your property and in the glitches and gutters. You can also grow mosquito-repelling plants to ward off these insects. Plants like basil is a good mosquito-repellent plant that you can place inside and outside your home.
- Bugs and critters
Bugs and critter may not be as scary as cockroaches, but they can still cause significant damage to your new property. The best way to control their presence is to block their entry from your home. Be sure to keep your windows close. As an added protection, install screens on your windows and doors.