Dealing With Pests Can Be A Real Pain: Here’s How To Do It

By: John Garcia | Date Posted: September 17, 2021

Dealing with pests can be a real pain, but it doesn’t have to be. Pests are known for being loud and annoying, so they’re usually not too hard to find when you know where to look. Here’s how pests thrive and what you can do to deal with them!

Seal up any cracks in your home’s foundation

You have to seal up cracks in your home’s foundation if pests are a problem for you. They love to get into homes and take over, but they don’t like it when their access points (like cracks) are sealed up. It can make them go look elsewhere for food and shelter.

Pest-proofing the house is one of the most effective measures a homeowner can take to deal with pests.

When pests find a way into your house, they’ll head straight for the best food source which is usually your pantry or kitchen, so you want to make sure those areas are as closed off as possible! You should also try and seal up cracks in windows, doors, and around pipes because pests can use these access points to get into your home.

Call professional help

Exterminators will know how to deal with pests safely and efficiently. A lot of people choose to call Pest Control because it seems like the most effective way to get rid of these annoying animals quickly. These professionals know exactly how to deal with each problem and barrier and all you’d have to do is sit there and wait for them to finish.

These guys will also ensure that the pests won’t come back and that they won’t spread any diseases. If you’d try to do it on your own, there’s a good chance of failing and having pests come back even after you’ve tried so hard to get rid of them. This service is not only effective but also safe for children and pets if they need to be around while these pests are being dealt with.

Purchase a pest repellent that is safe for kids and pets

Dealing With Pests

Pest repellent is an important tool to have indoors and outdoors. There are pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects that carry diseases like West Nile Virus or Lyme Disease that we need to avoid having in our homes. These pests can be especially harmful to children and pets who might not realize they’re being bit by a mosquito carrying the dangerous disease until it’s too late.

Purchasing a pest repellent that is safe for kids and pets can be hard to find. There are many pests out there so it’s important to carefully read the label on any product you buy to ensure it’s safe before applying it in your home or outside around your yard. It’s also good practice not only to apply insecticide indoors but also to spray it around the exterior of your home as pests like ticks and mosquitos can come from anywhere.

Be sure not to use a harsh chemical repellent indoors or near kids and pets, but instead, find something that is safe for them such as natural oils found in plant extracts mixed with water/vinegar mixtures. Doing this can provide a safe, effective repellent that is child and pet-friendly.

Here’s a list of things you could use as pest repellent

  • Pure Neem oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Lemon Eucalyptus oil
  • Peppermint Oil mixed with water/vinegar mixture
  • Deodorant mixed with water/vinegar mixture.

Keep your home clean so they don’t get attracted to it

Cleaning up after yourself is the best way to keep pests out of your home. This means cleaning up spills or crumbs right away, not leaving dishes in the sink overnight, and making sure that food is stored correctly (in sealed containers). It’s really important to make sure you clean off any items before throwing them into a storage container with other items because pests are always on the lookout for food. If you have pests, they will be more likely to hang out in items that are icky and dirty than clean ones.

Make sure your trash is always sealed properly because pests can smell leftover food from far away! You may not want to go around smelling all of your trash cans every day but pests especially enjoy living near trash cans so it’s important to make sure you get rid of any leftover food and clean your can regularly.

Be aware that some pests can transmit diseases, so be sure to take precautions when working with them

You have to be very careful when dealing with pests because some can transmit diseases. So take precautions when you are working with them to guard against the spread of germs and make sure that your family members stay healthy. When making a pest solution at home, wear protective equipment such as gloves and goggles, particularly if children or pets will be in the area after it is sprayed.

Pests are annoying creatures that can cause damage and filth around your home and nobody wants that. Sealing off entry points, investing in repellents, and keeping your home clean should get that far away from you. If not, exterminators are always here to solve the problem quickly. The most important thing to know is to be careful while dealing with the problem so you don’t get sick!

Thank you for reading!


John is the founder and chief editor of Homienjoy. With over 15 years of experience in the home improvement industry, John is passionate about helping homeowners confidently tackle their projects. Holding a civil engineering degree and working as a contractor, project manager, and consultant, John brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Homienjoy community.

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