Some insects can be annoying around the home or objectionable, simply by their existence. They may invade the house itself if not controlled outdoors.In this article, we’ve got a look at five of the most common pests we encounter almost everywhere, with some tips for safely controlling them.
Ants are persistent pests. Contamination can be hard to control because of the nature of the insect. However, there are specific steps you can take to get an ant issue under control. Starting with picking the right ant killer and some simple preventative techniques, you can stamp out ants and keep them out of our homes all year round.
Common Household PestsMosquitoes are among the most severe insect pests attacking humans and impact the lives of great numbers of people worldwide. One would think that a being carrying and spreading diseases like the West Nile virus, Zika virus, and malaria should have been eliminated from the earth. As gratifying as that would be to some of us, mosquitoes do have their own little position in the whole ecosystem, being the primary food source for some larger species. When you see evidence of mosquitoes in your home, your first tendency may be to reach for the most vigorous Mosquito spray you can find. But before you do, please take a deep breath and think again!Pesticides will likely kill whatever unwanted investors are invading your home, but they can also be harmful to you and your family.Kids are especially susceptible to harm from pesticides because their bodies and immune systems are still developing. Also, they are more likely to be exposed to pesticides by crawling on the floor and putting objects and their hands in their mouths. We always recommend going natural first with some DIY repellents with some measures around the house like eliminating standing water, cutting back tall grassy areas and wearing the right sort of clothing when you’re outside to avoid bites.In addition, a natural mosquito trap is an excellent device in the war against those tiny monsters. Don’t expect a 100% success rate all the time, but it’s a valuable addition to your mosquito controlling toolkit.Learn more about mosquitoes, how to control them, and how to protect yourself from their bites by checking Mosquitoes Home at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.
In the minds of many of us, rats are worse than mice, but in the minds of others, a rodent is a rodent!Rats can destroy a home. They can erode retaining walls and hillsides by drilling through them. They can chew cables carrying electricity which can cause a fire. They chew through floor joists and walls and damage the insulation in your unit.Mice have equally destructive habits through nesting and feeding and are known, like rats, to spread diseases. Some are so tiny that they can slip through almost unperceivable crevices and cracks.Learn more about rodents, how to control them, and how to protect yourself from their bites by checking Rodents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.
Cockroaches are creepy-crawlies that can bring with them some significant health threats such as asthma attacks and allergies.These insects can also spread many kinds of bacteria, as well as parasitic worms. The fact is, these pests can make you really sick, so the sooner you determine they’re in your office or home, the sooner you can contend with the problem.Learn more about mosquitoes, how to control them, and how to protect yourself from their bites by checking Cockroaches — WHO | World Health Organization.
5- Bed Bugs
Common Household PestsBed bugs likely get their name from their habit of taking hideaway in our beds and feeding on humans while they sleep. They feed only on blood and must have regular blood meals (around midnight and 5 Am) to develop and survive.We are not the bed bugs’ only targets; they also will bombard many warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs have been connected with humans for more than 3,200 years. They are found in almost every place people tend to gather, including hotels, residences, schools, retail stores, offices, and even our public transportation. They are known as great “hitch-hikers,” allowing them to travel long distances. They latch onto clothes, suitcases, and linens and can end up wherever these items are taken. That is why the spread of bed bugs occurs so quickly. Furthermore, it’s often too hard to identify bed bug bites, and they can easily be confused with other bites from a different pest, making infestations challenging to detect and allowing populations to grow unnoticed. Learn more about bed bugs, how to control them, and how to protect yourself from their bites by checking Bed Bugs — CDCCommon Household Pests
Ridding your home of these annoying creatures will likely mean killing some in the process. That’s too bad we can understand, but it is unavoidable in many cases.Whether you live in the country or the city, pests can always find a way into your home. Keeping a clean home is the number one way to deter pests from making a home of your house. If you do come across pests, there are safe ways to get rid of pests and other insects in your place.Green methods of insect control are already in existence, and new eco-friendly methods are springing up every day to get rid of them without harming your loved ones.